Last Updated: Oct 4, 2015

God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

Vatican City, Oct 04, 2015 / 04:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of Godís plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in todayís world.

This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

Detroit, Mich., Oct 04, 2015 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at their medical facilities.  

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of synod discussion

Vatican City, Oct 04, 2015 / 05:51 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis stressed the role of spouses in generating children, and asked for prayers ahead of the synod discussions beginning tomorrow.

The relics of St Therese, and her parents, will be displayed throughout the synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 03, 2015 / 02:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Glass cases with the relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be displayed in Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome for the entirety of the Synod on the Family, Oct. 4-25.