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In Word and Deed, Pope Francis Promotes the Family

Nothing Pope Francis has said about the family over these past 12 months speaks louder than the action he took last fall, when he announced the theme for the next gathering of the Synod of Bishops.

The Synod, a post-Vatican II innovation that advises the Holy Father and seeks to foster collegiality among him and the world’s bishops, has never taken up a particular theme more than once.

But now the family will be the...

Archbishop Cordileone: Abortion and Marriage Debates are Interrelated

Being pro-life includes standing up for the traditional concept of marriage, says a bishop who is both a national spokesman for traditional marriage and the leader of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, one of the most gay-friendly towns in America.

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has yoked two social issues that have been understood to be separate and distinct.

In fact, there is some perception (particularly because the huge participation of youth and young adults in...

Mercy in a Culture of Death

Amid all the shouting, the rallies, the speeches, the chanting of “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Roe v Wade has got to go!” Amid the political lobbying, the thousands of cold stomping feet along Constitution Avenue, the sometimes dramatic displays in front of the Supreme Court, the shaking of heads in conversations about how bad things have become and bewilderment that abortion is still legal in an age when even science upholds the humanity of the...