National / International News

National / International News

NCCW provides resource on domestic violence awareness

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The National Council of Catholic Women has developed a resource manual called "Women Healing the Wounds" that provides information about the impact of domestic violence and the church's response to it.

God's mercy, forgiveness are good news for all, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The heart of the Synod of Bishops on the family is the challenge of discerning ways to reach out with God's mercy to people, who might not be perfect, and to help them move closer to perfection, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

Catholic feminist sees beauty of marriage and pitfalls of 'gospel of me'

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Helen Alvare is a law professor at George Mason University, a consultant to the Vatican and the U.S. bishops about marriage and life issues, and has been a recognized defender of Catholic teaching on marriage and the family for many years. She also is a wife and mother.