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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, Friday May 22, 2015, as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, The president addressed one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families. The appearance coincides with Solidarity Shabbat, devoted to showing unity by political leaders in Europe and North America against anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.

Members of a South Korean musical band perform as Pope Francis, center, arrives for his weekly audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis to parents: Come out of 'exile' and educate your children

- Catholic News Agency

In his general audience Pope Francis spoke of the essential role parents play in educating their children -- a role he said has been usurped by so-called experts who have taken the place of parents and rendered them fearful of making any correction.

Pope Francis blesses a nun as he arrives for an audience with clergy of Roman archdiocese in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

- Catholic News Agency

As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no surprise that Pope Francis should also dedicate this year to the consecrated life.