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Complementarity is at the Root of Marriage

In an address at the “Humanum” conference in Rome, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of male-female complementarity in marriage.


The Blessing of “Unanswered Prayers”: An Adoption Story

The Blessing of “Unanswered Prayers”: An Adoption Story

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.


A Bittersweet Bucket List

A Bittersweet Bucket List

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.


Three Ways to Pray

Stacey shares three easy ways to pray with your spouse and children using Ignatian Spirituality.


On Being A Grandpa

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.


Seven From Heaven: How Your Family Can Find Healing, Strength and Protection in the Sacraments

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.


What I Learned in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Josh relates how he turned the viral “ice bucket challenge” into an opportunity to teach his children about charity and following their convictions.


In Korea: Words for Youth & Laity

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.


Reaffirming the Family

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.


Signs of Grace

Signs of Grace

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 […]


The Priority of the Family

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.


Parents, Play With Your Children

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.


Divorce Parties and Family Photographs

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.


June 15, 2014

“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.


June 2, 2014

Parenting can feel all-consuming, especially if you have young children. Periodically take time to visit a friend, renew a hobby and, especially, reconnect with your spouse. You will feel refreshed and more responsive to your children.


The Week We Were Pregnant

An unexpected pregnancy and loss cause Josh and Stacey to reflect on life, trust, and God’s plan.


A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

Having three adopted children with down Syndrome has proven to be a gift instead of a disability for the Russo family in their day to day lives. Following the unexpected and tragic death of their young son, the family continued to find joy and strength in each other and their faith.


Responsible Parents Are Open to Life

Responsible Parents Are Open to Life

In an often quoted and often misunderstood section of the letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul begins a passage about wives and husbands with these words: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph 5:21ff) In the late fourth century, St. John Chrysostom suggested that young husbands should say to their wives: […]


Every Child has a Right to a Mother and a Father

Of all the many rights of children, Pope Francis emphasized their right to grow up in a family with both a mother and a father as he spoke to the International Catholic Child Bureau.


Children and the Elderly: The Hope of the People

Pope Francis encourages us to witness to the Gospel so that we might protect life with courage and love, especially that of children and the elderly, as they are the “hope of the people!”


When Can We Use NFP?

When Can We Use NFP?

The author explains the Church’s teaching on using natural family planning to postpone a pregnancy or space children.


A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

In the fall of 2011, my husband Patrick and I had been married eight years and our family was rapidly growing. Our oldest child had just turned six and we were expecting our fifth child in December. John Paul was born on December 6, 2011. We knew immediately that something was very wrong.


66 Years of Marriage, Death 39 Hours Apart

Read about one couple’s beautiful witness to lifelong married love.


Love…In So Many Words

One word, many experiences. Love – in a long marriage – takes on many different forms, from wedding day to first child to shared sorrows. An intricate blend, best described in the word “forever.”


New Subtitled Spanish Film on the Unique Meaning of Marriage

New Subtitled Spanish Film on the Unique Meaning of Marriage

A new Spanish-language film (with English subtitles) from the USCCB illustrates through a dramatic plotline the beauty of lifelong married love between a man and a woman. Take a look!


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