A Word from the Pope

Pope Francis’ weekly homilies and general audiences

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family life

Children spend time with their grandmother in 2012 on the front porch of their home in Hillsdale, Mo. Pope Francis' postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), was released April 8.  CNS photo | Sid Hastings

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family lifeCindy Wooden Catholic News Service Vatican City — Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune. In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is…

Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling, pope says

Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling, pope saysCindy Wooden Catholic News Service Vatican City   — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation.…