Archive for ‘Pope Francis Corner’
Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the time of engagement: a “journey” for man and woman to grow in love.
As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.
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.
Pope Francis talks again about the three most important words for married couples and families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.