National / International News

National / International News

The family is the answer to world's brokenness, blandness, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The family is the answer to the two extremes facing the world — fragmentation and "homogenization," in which everything is forced to be the same, Pope Francis said.

Vatican confirms pope met Kentucky clerk, won't comment further

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican does not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

Memory and motion: Pope Francis shows Americans who he really is

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis speaks often about memory and motion, the importance of remembering where you came from and setting off without fear to share the Gospel.