Archive for ‘Pope Francis Corner’
Addressing the Diplomatic Corps, Pope Francis reaffirmed the Church’s teaching regarding the family as the foundation of society on January 11, 2016.
On January 22, 2016, Pope Francis spoke about the Church’s teaching on marriage not as “an ideal for the few” but as “a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.”
At a Mass where Pope Francis baptized 26 children, he encouraged parents to remember that the greatest inheritance they can give their children is faith.
In his weekly audience, Pope Francis spoke of the Child Jesus and how much he teaches all of us about humility and faith. He encouraged parents and grandparents to learn from their own children.
Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.
“Today the Son of God is born and everything changes,” said Pope Francis on Christmas Eve. In his Urbi et Orbi message on Christmas Day, the Holy Father called for mercy and peace throughout the world.
Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.
As we approach the Jubilee of Mercy (begins Dec. 8, 2015), Pope Francis encouraged all people – and especially families – to open wide their doors to others, welcoming them in a spirit of hospitality.
During his first trip to Africa, Pope Francis said that families should have their basic needs provided for. He also encouraged young people to say yes to the commitment of marriage and family life.
In his November 11 weekly address, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of families spending time together, particularly around the family table. He also cautioned against overuse of technology in homes.
The pope spoke about the importance of stable work for families, so that they can truly rest and not worry about their livelihood.
Pope Francis highlighted the spiritual aspects of the pro-life movement in Italy, and encouraged society to promote and defend the family.
The pope exhorted families to forgive one another, each and every day. This example of forgiveness can spill over into other sections of society, too.
In an address and homily at the end of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis provided key principles for the Synod Fathers in their ministry to families.
“Fidelity to promises is truly a masterpiece of humanity!” Pope Francis shares how fidelity is essential to love.
The promise to love, from parents to children, is universal, says Pope Francis.
Pope Francis shares beautiful words about the family as the Synod opens.
Pope Francis’ reflections on his journey to Cuba and the United States.
Pope Francis spoke multiple times about marriage and the family during his visit to the U.S. – read them all here!
In this concluding address to his series on the family, Pope Francis emphasized the family’s importance for the whole world: God’s promise is still and always valid.
Speaking to a lay movement of married couples and priests, Pope Francis exhorted families to be missionaries and to model a vibrant marital spirituality.
Families should feel at home in the Church, and the Church should feel like a family, said Pope Francis at his weekly general audience.
Pope Francis outlined significant changes to the declaration of nullity (annulment) process in the Church.
In his latest reflection on the family, the pope talked about the crucial role the family has in sharing the faith, both with its own members and others who are in need of the Gospel message.
In his audience today, Pope Francis exhorted the family to pray together, giving them practical tips to do so.