Archive for ‘Pope Francis Corner’
“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?
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.
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.
Grandparents and the elderly have a special vocation of prayer and witness to offer the world, and especially younger generations.
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.
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.
Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.
Continuing his catechesis on the family, Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the bond between siblings.
In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis talked about the great gift that children are to families and to society.
Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.
Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.
Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.
In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.
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.
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 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.
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.
In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.
In his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged families to keep Jesus at the center of their lives.
Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.
Continuing his weekly reflections on the family, Pope Francis speaks beautifully about the Holy Family.
In a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis wrote about the family, the Synod of Bishops, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
On December 10, 2014 Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the family for his general audiences. In the first audience, the Pope discussed the true nature of the October Synod on the Family.
In a message sent to the Festival of the Family, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of the family for all people, and lauded the valuable contributions of women in the home and society.
Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament, where he spoke about the importance of the family in relation to the hope of nations.