National / International News

National / International News

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

ST. LOUIS (CNA/EWTN News) -- Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked like a treacherous mountain path. Her dad was waiting at the bottom, and so were her other siblings – who had all fallen down along the way.

Outline for synod on family calls for wide look at trials families face

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The working document for this fall's Synod of Bishops on the family calls for expanded discussion and pastoral solutions to challenges such as how economic disparity and environmental degradation affect families as well as the impact of infertility, aging and disability.

Synod working document expands scope of family issues, pastoral needs

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The working document, intended to guide discussions at the Synod of Bishops on the family in October, included a much wider array of issues affecting the family than were in the final document released after the extraordinary synod last year.