Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching out to and guiding couples in cohabitation with tenderness and compassion is essential to promoting and defending the sanctity of marriage, Pope Francis said.

How assisted suicide discriminates against the poor and disabled

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — While physician-assisted suicide is promoted as empowering terminally-ill patients, it could result in the poor being coerced to take their lives, experts warned at an event this week.

Greed, selfishness corrupt beauty of God's creation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humanity's greed and selfishness can turn creation into a sad and desolate world instead of the sign of God's love that it was meant to be, Pope Francis said.