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‘For Her’ online magazine aims to help women have life of ‘beauty, meaning’

Cynthia Dermody, editor in chief of "For Her" magazine, said the new online magazine launched by Aleteia was created for "the modern Catholic woman." (CNS/handout)

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Women’s fashion and lifestyle magazines abound on the Internet and in print, but there’s still a void in what those offer to women, according to the editor of a new online magazine launched by the global Catholic network Aleteia.org. For Her — forher.aleteia.org — was created […]

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A little bit country: Pope Francis looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

Children spend time with their grandmother on the front porch of their home in Hillsdale, Mo. Pope Francis' postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), was released April 8. (CNS/Sid Hastings)

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Vatican Letter/Backgrounder and Analysis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune. In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache […]

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Share truth of family with mercy, help those struggling, Pope Francis urges

Copies of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), are seen during the document's release at the Vatican April 8. The exhortation is the concluding document of the 2014 and 2015 synods of bishops on the family. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation. The document, “‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), […]

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All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it: pope

Photo Caption: The cover of the English edition of Pope Francis encyclical on the environment. The long-anticipated teaching document was released June 18. By: By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying […]

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All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it: pope

Photo Caption: Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, speaks during a news conference to present Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment at the Vatican June 18. By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to […]

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Quotes from Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”

Photo Caption: “Leaving an inhabitable planet to future generations is, first and foremost, up to us,” writes Pope Francis. By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The following are selected quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home”: — The earth, our home, is beginning […]

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What to do? Pope Francis’ tips for helping the environment

Photo Caption: This is the cover of the English edition of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” By: By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well […]

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Indiana bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ and dialogue on RFRA

Photo Caption: Demonstrators rally at Monument Circle in Indianapolis March 28 to protest a religious freedom bill signed in to law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. By: By Brigid Curtis Ayer, Catholic News Service INDIANPOLIS (CNS) — Indiana’s Catholic bishops April 1 urged people to show mutual respect for one another and allow “the necessary […]

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