- Dec 7, 2019
Mario and Paola Martinez , who co-direct the Diocese of San Bernardino’s new Office for Marriage and Family Life, said they see the role as an opportunity to serve their community while also offering an example of both lay and Latino leadership.
Millions of Catholics live their faith through their association with lay movements and Catholic groups, but some also have lost their faith when they were sexually abused in those groups and felt they had nowhere to turn.
Abortion is never a solution even when the unborn child is suffering from pathological disorders, because children in the womb are “small patients” and medicine knows how to provide patient care, Pope Francis said Saturday.
To fight a throwaway culture that pressures women to view abortion as the only alternative to a difficult pregnancy, the Catholic Church must be ready to assist, accompany and care for expectant mothers and their families, said U.S. Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell.
A new documentary chronicles the effect of the Francis papacy on ordinary Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
In what’s likely to be seen as a papal vote of confidence, Pope Francis tapped American Cardinal Kevin Farrell Thursday as the new Camerlengo, a position responsible for administering the Vatican after a pope dies or resigns and before a new one is elected, despite question marks about Farrell’s role in the scandals surrounding ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.