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On Engagement

Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the time of engagement: a “journey” for man and woman to grow in love.


On the Education of Children

As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.


Marriage, the Consecrated Life, and Women in the Church

Speaking to a group of consecrated men and women, Pope Francis highlighted the relationship between the consecrated life and marriage, and the importance of women’s “feminine genius” in the Church.


On Family Life: “Please, Thank You, Forgive Me”

Pope Francis talks again about the three most important words for married couples and families.


Marriage Enriches the Church

Christian marriage is “a sacrament that takes place in the Church and makes the Church.” In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on how the Church is enriched by Christian marriages.


The Family is the Masterpiece of Society

Continuing his catecheses on marriage and the family, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of marriage, the pain of children who experience their parents’ separation, and more.


Man and Woman: Reciprocity, Not Replication

Women are reciprocal to men, not replicas of them. Man and woman are made for complementarity and reciprocity. Pope Francis illustrates ways in which this happens in our society today.


Gender Differences are not Bad, Says the Pope

Sexual difference is necessary for man and woman to form the image of God, and it is essential to what it means to be human. For this reason, any theory of gender that seeks to cancel out sexual difference creates a further problem, not a solution, for the relationship between men and women.


On the Sufferings of Children

“Children are never a mistake,” says Pope Francis. Yet all too often, children experience sufferings that demean their worth. What can you do to help?


Prayers to the Holy Family for the Synod on the Family

On the solemnity of the Annunciation, inspired by Jesus’s conception into a true human family, Pope Francis renewed the Church’s prayer for the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family.


How to Smile and Cry Again

Pope Francis reflects on how children can teach adults to be dependent on God, to always remain a child and to smile and cry freely.


The Testimony of the Elderly

Grandparents and the elderly have a special vocation of prayer and witness to offer the world, and especially younger generations.


The Family’s Care for the Elderly

Speaking to the Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Francis encouraged everyone – and especially families – to care tenderly for the elderly and those close to death.


The Neglect of Grandparents

Pope Francis focused his weekly catechesis on the family on the topic of grandparents, in which he spoke about society’s neglect of their care.


Womanhood: Equality and Difference

Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.


On Brothers and Sisters

Continuing his catechesis on the family, Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the bond between siblings.


The Gift of Children

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis talked about the great gift that children are to families and to society.


The Positive Roles of Fathers

Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.


Committed to the Family

Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.


Pope to Fathers: Be Present in Your Children’s Lives

Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.


Transmitting the Faith: the Important Role of Women

In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.


Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

In his message for the 49th World Communications Day, Pope Francis highlights the family’s unique role as the place in which all humans first learn to communicate. In this capacity the family has the privilege of teaching its members how to carry the witness of loving communication into the larger society.


Homily at the Final Mass of the Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Pope Francis reflected on the image of the Holy Child Jesus, who he said reminds us of our identity as children of God. He also spoke of the need to protect families in our world today and welcome children as Christ did.


Pope Francis’s Address to the Diplomatic Corps

Pope Francis reflected on the need to build societies upon the foundations of human values and rights, insisting that the family has a fundamental role in doing so.


Take Forward the Meaning of Family

In a Meeting with Families in the Philippines, Pope Francis encouraged families to pray together, to overcome worldly threats, and to take the mission of the family out to others.


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