Center for Families in Nazareth gaining steam in U.S.
Families today are struggling to be strong and remain together. Pope Francis often mentions in his addresses the importance to bolster families as a solution to many of to- day’s societal problems.
On his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014, Pope Francis endorsed a project to help all families.
The International Center for the Family of Nazareth – a project of the Vatican Foundation officially launched by Pope Benedict XVI in October 2012 – will be a pastoral center with a large worship space, an auditorium, areas for counseling, family spiritual formation, parenting skills, medical and dental services, a recreational center and children’s playground and a hotel, slated to open in 2020. It’s designed to strengthen families of all faiths through spiritual formation and evangelization as well as welcome pilgrims to the Holy Land.
St. Bernard Catholic churches unite against racism
Cars were slowing to a stop June 6 near the intersection of Claiborne and Tennessee avenues across the Industrial Canal Bridge in the lower 9th Ward. It wasn’t because of a red light or an accident. It was the 20 people gathered outdoors for a Catholic Mass at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial organized by the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ St. Bernard Deanery Racial Harmony Commission.
Clarion Herald wins 8 Catholic press awards
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Archbishop Aymond responds to SCOTUS Marriage ruling
As Catholic Christians, we believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. This belief is rooted in Sacred Scripture, Natural Law and 2000 years of Christian Tradition. To change and redefine marriage will have ramifications for families now and in the future. I stand with the Catholic bishops of the United States as we had hoped there would have been another means of moving forward in society without redefining marriage and family life.
Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide (SECOND UPDATE)
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.
"The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 majority. "This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation."