National / International News

National / International News

Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis on Saturday presided over a candlelight vigil for the Synod on the Family, calling on the Synod Fathers to listen to families, including the Holy Family, over the course of their deliberations.

'Unite suffering' with those grieving, archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.

Expert: Healing possible for victims, perpetrators of domestic violence

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Help and healing is possible for Catholic families suffering with violence in the home, said psychologist Christauria Welland.