Pontifical Council for the Laity
Book excerpts: A Pope Francis Lexicon is a new volume collecting 54 essays by prominent figures on the different words that have become important in the ministry of Pope Francis.
The importance of marriage and family is at the core for the future of both the church and society, said Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas.
Updated -- Vatican City -- Bishop Kevin Farrell will head Pope Francis' mission to promote "the pastoral care to families."
During the first day of their summer assembly, the U.S. bishops focused on issues of religious liberty, same-sex marriage, and participation in the U.S. political sphere.