All Catholics have role in renewing marriage, family life, cardinal says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation encourages a renewal of marriage and family life through a “pastoral accompaniment” on the part of the church and its members, bringing God’s love and mercy to individuals and families in all stages of life, especially when they are facing difficulties. “For […]

Ryan says he was ‘wrong’ about views on poor in latest talk at Georgetown

WASHINGTON (CNS) — House Speaker Paul Ryan apologized for his earlier criticism of recipients of government benefits as “takers and makers,” and said Republicans strive for a country that is “open, diverse, dynamic” in a speech at Georgetown University. Ryan’s one-hour talk April 27 at the Jesuit-run university’s Gaston Hall was billed by him as […]