A Word from the Pope

Pope Francis’ weekly homilies and general audiences

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Pope Francis prays as he leads a special audience for military members and their families in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world. “In your families, in the various areas where you work, be instruments of reconciliation, builders of bridges…

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.…