At an interfaith convocation at the Vatican, Pope Francis robustly affirmed the divinely created "complementarity" of male and female, the unchanging definition of natural marriage, the family as an "anthropological fact," and the "right" of children to "grow up in a family with a father and mother."
Boston's cardinal says if it were up to him, the Church would admit women to the priesthood. He does acknowledge, however, that Jesus did not.
As the battle over Syria's largest city has raged for more than two years, the Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio has launched a campaign for international solidarity to promote a truce in the historic metropolis.
In Latin America, they're pulling millions of faithful away from the Catholic Church. But the pope has only words of friendship for them.
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Lisa travels to the Midwest, where more Catholic men are being drawn to the priesthood than anywhere else in the county, in a time where the Catholic population is on the rise, but the number of Catholic priests is dwindling.