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Pope Francis described the Beatitudes as a “program for holiness.” This series examines how the Beatitudes can serve as a program for holiness in our marriages and families.
On Sunday, June 8, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, when Jesus’ disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read more about Pentecost and why it’s considered the Church’s birthday.
Having three adopted children with down Syndrome has proven to be a gift instead of a disability for the Russo family in their day to day lives. Following the unexpected and tragic death of their young son, the family continued to find joy and strength in each other and their faith.
When John Paul II was elevated to the papacy, he unveiled a series of reflections on which he had worked for some time. These talks became known as “The Theology of the Body” and have had a growing impact on Christian thinking about what it means to be embodied as male or female.
For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?
Why is the celebration of the Easter Vigil even more important than Easter Sunday?
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn and prayerful time during the Church’s liturgical year. It’s an opportunity for couples to strengthen their own bond by reflecting on Jesus’s journey to Calvary. Here are five suggestions.
Stations of the Cross is a revered Lenten tradition. Parish DRE Daniel Allen reflects on the Stations in light of the vocation of marriage and the realities of family life.
Newlyweds Rocco and Valerie tell engaged couples and fellow newlyweds to “just wait”…because you have so much joy ahead of you!
In the fall of 2011, my husband Patrick and I had been married eight years and our family was rapidly growing. Our oldest child had just turned six and we were expecting our fifth child in December. John Paul was born on December 6, 2011. We knew immediately that something was very wrong.
Attention brides and grooms: there are some changes coming to the Marriage Rite, including an optional Litany of the Saints and cultural adaptations. Read on to find out more!
A new Spanish-language film (with English subtitles) from the USCCB illustrates through a dramatic plotline the beauty of lifelong married love between a man and a woman. Take a look!
Looking for some advice this Valentine’s Day on how to better your relationship? Hear what Pope Francis had to say to engaged couples last Valentine’s Day, including an engaged couple from the U.S. who spent their Valentine’s Day with the Pope.
When long-married couples are asked the recipe for marital success, many identify patience as a key ingredient. It’s the indispensable virtue for living together day after day in relative peace, without constant struggles to change the other to our liking.
How much does it cost to get married in the Catholic Church?
Actually, nothing. Sacraments are not for sale. It’s appropriate, however, for the bride and groom to share their joy and, in generosity, to contribute to the support of the Church and its ministers.
Parents and families play a crucial role in fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. One religious sister reflects on specific ways that her family formed her to hear and heed God’s call.
What can you do for your marriage in 2014? Start with something small but meaningful. Here are a few ideas.
What’s left of Christmas when we strip away the gift-giving, parties and decorations? It’s the reality that God has taken on human flesh, been born as one of us, like us in all things except sin. Fr. Larry Rice explains.
Do Santa and Jesus seem to get “equal billing” in your home at Christmas? Do you want this year to be different, to focus on Jesus’s birth and the joy of giving? The author explains how she accomplished this
Often enough, Christmastime is stressful for couples, overloaded with everyone else’s high expectations and the competing demands of family, friends and workplace associates. What are some of the causes of
At Mass on Sunday, December 15 you’ll probably see the priest wearing rose-colored vestments. Learn about the significance as we mark the midway point of Advent.
Is fall “football season” in your home? Read about how one wife learned to appreciate her husband’s love of football and see it as a chance to love him and spend time together. Touchdown!
The leaves are falling, and the weather is getting cooler. It’s a good time to plan some dates with your beloved. Here are some ideas to get you started.
October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast is a good reminder of the power of the rosary: a simple, beautiful prayer that leads us to Jesus through Mary. Consider praying the rosary together with your spouse and children this October.
In studies of marital satisfaction, the topic of sharing household duties is one of the primary sources of dissatisfaction for couples, especially in the early years of marriage and when both spouses work outside the home. Here are some practical suggestions that might help.