National / International News

National / International News

Top U.S. bishops unwavering in support of traditional marriage ahead of Synod

ST.LOUIS (CNA/EWTN News)-- In their spring general assembly held June 10-12, just four months before the Synod on the Family in Rome, top U.S. bishops took a united stand in support of marriage and family life as the Church has always understood it.

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.