Posts Tagged ‘children’
What do infertility specialists tell couples? Hoping to find out firsthand, I called the number in a newspaper ad and joined an open house at a fertility clinic. I am sure that I was the only Roman Catholic priest there, although street clothes gave no clue to my identity. My experience that evening could not […]
With light-hearted reflection, Mary Jo enumerates several religious “disorders” that are common in her family. Raising saints can include joy…and humor!
In an address at the commencement of the Ecclesial Congress of Rome, Pope Francis spoke about marriage and parenthood as vocation, communion, and mission.
Pope Francis speaks to the Latvian and Estonian bishops about the importance of strengthening their family ministry, especially with the rise of single-parent families.
Emily Macke critically examines the claims of a recent article touting the “child-free” lifestyle, where men and women deliberately forgo having children for a variety of reasons.
Yes, they do! Journalist and dad Paul Raeburn gives a convincing argument, based in a variety of research fields, that fathers are indeed important to their children.
As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.
Ed. Note: Adoption is a wonderful gift. Though sometimes portrayed in negative ways by the media, most experiences of adoption are beautiful love stories—such as the one Jenny* shares below. My husband Bill and I have been married for six years. Having children and raising a family had always been our expectation. By the time […]
“Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. This is your pilot speaking. … I have two pieces of news to report, one good and one bad. The bad news is that we are lost. The good news is that we are making excellent time.” —Author Unknown In 1971, the renowned physician and medical ethicist, Dr. Leon Kass, […]
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.
“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.