Pope Francis is starting "a new kind of conversation" in talking about marriage and social justice as sides of the same coin, says Julie Hanlon Rubio.
NCR Today: Fred is caring for Jeanne in a new frontier in their marriage, and his respect for and attention to her are both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
World Marriage Day: Each week dozens of newlyweds, dressed again in their wedding gowns and tuxedoes, come to the Vatican to receive a special papal blessing as they begin their lives together.
Updated with video: As groundbreaking synod ends, diocesan leaders look to address what Bishop McElroy calls the US church's "great pastoral crisis and challenge."
At the Intersection: I think now that both prisons and churches (systems, not particular buildings) should call people to recognize their wrongs and turn from them.
The Field Hospital: Party in Boise for parishioners who reach 90s; a poignant pairing of marriages; emoji Bible; ministry to parents who lose babies; Association of U.S. Catholic priests meet next week.
Distinctly Catholic: Bishop-elect O'Connell's recent highly emotional response to a question about how Pope Francis has impacted his ministry stood out to me.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
If you've got a good reason for divorce -- adultery, abuse, addiction or abandonment -- fewer than one in four Americans would call that a sin, a new LifeWay Research survey finds.
"We as a church are not appropriately meeting the needs of couples in their marital journey, particularly in light of the serious challenges facing couples and families in today's culture."