Posts Tagged ‘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?
This book provides a much needed look at the difficulties that come with practicing NFP. It is a wonderful resource for married couples who “want to work through the spiritual and emotional challenges of NFP.”
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.
In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis talked about the great gift that children are to families and to society.
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.
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.
The author uses real-life discernment and religious vocation stories to give parents advice on nurturing faith in their children.
Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.
Tim reflects on how children remind us that life doesn’t have to be routine and how we can find childlike joy in our everyday lives.
Dennis reflects on fond family memories of Advent, especially the peaceful glow of the Advent candles as the family gathered around the table for dinner and prayers.
In an address at the “Humanum” conference in Rome, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of male-female complementarity in marriage.
November is national adoption month. Read MaryPat and Tom’s story about adopting four children after experiencing the heartache of infertility. “We could not even begin to have known how much more joy God’s plan for us would bring,” writes MaryPat.
October is Respect Life Month: Reflect on what this means to your family by reading this article. Can you have a bucket list before you’re even born? Dan and Jenna Haley’s unborn baby Shane has been diagnosed with anencephaly and is not expected to live very long. His mother and father decided not to wait till he was born to start building memories with him, and their story shows how precious life really is.
Stacey shares three easy ways to pray with your spouse and children using Ignatian Spirituality.
Grandchildren are such a blessing! Dennis recounts a special experience he had recently that reminded him of how wonderful it is to be a grandpa.
Do you want to teach your children about the Sacraments? If so, Seven from Heaven is a must read! Elizabeth Ficocelli gives practical and useful advice to families on how they can incorporate the Sacraments into their daily lives and turn their home into a domestic church.
Josh relates how he turned the viral “ice bucket challenge” into an opportunity to teach his children about charity and following their convictions.
In an apostolic journey to South Korea, Pope Francis spoke of marriage and family life as a “call” and he encouraged Christians to support marriages and families.
Pope Francis continues to speak about the family! Recent comments touch on familiar themes: the importance of parents playing with their children, and the role of labor and human dignity.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes grace as the “free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God.” My husband, Frank, and I have experienced God’s “undeserved help,” as we have wrestled with His plan for our family. We now know it was God’s grace […]
Pope Francis speaks of a number of difficulties that face the family in the effort to balance family life and work. He reminds us what our true priorities should be oriented toward: the family.
Pope Francis reminds parents of the importance of slowing down and taking time to play with their children and spending time together as a family.
While divorce was once a topic discussed delicately, some are now using it as an occasion to celebrate lavishly. Emily Macke discusses the rise of “divorce parties” and the lingering effects of divorce, especially on children.
“Encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Cor 13:11) Follow the advice of St. Paul today. Fathers, set an example of love and peace for your children.