At the Synod of Bishops held on the command of Pope Francis at the XIV Ordinary General Assembly in Vatican City June 23, 2015,
our Holy Father stated that "The family is truly the 'school of
humanity' which is much needed today." He called upon the Synod
of Bishops to reflect upon the critical and invaluable reality of the
The National Board of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas reflected on the words of Pope Francis and added the Family spoke of the Circle of Love in 2015. Goals for the Family spoke are: Supporting the role and dignity of the family and discerning ways the Church and society can renew a commitment to the family founded upon the marriage between a man and a woman.