Posts Tagged ‘faith’
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.
On the Malawi bishops’ Ad Limina Visit, Pope Francis spoke with them about the importance of their commitment to family life. “There is no aspect of family life…which is excluded from the healing and strengthening touch of God’s love,” he said.
Megan and Juan, a Catholic Chilean-American couple, reflect on the challenges and blessings that come as part of a multicultural relationship.
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.
God’s plan…or our plan? Donna writes about the challenges of saying with Mary, “Thy will be done.”
Sarah, a former For Your Marriage blogger, and Daniel have a young son named Charlie. We asked Sarah how she and Daniel pay attention to their marriage while coping with the demands of a baby. Sarah shares some down-to-earth advice.
“But who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) Jesus’ question to Peter is also directed at us. Faith in Jesus, the Son of the living God, is at the heart of discipleship. Pray together for that faith today.
On Sunday, June 8, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, when Jesus’ disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read more about Pentecost and why it’s considered the Church’s birthday.
When John Paul II was elevated to the papacy, he unveiled a series of reflections on which he had worked for some time. These talks became known as “The Theology of the Body” and have had a growing impact on Christian thinking about what it means to be embodied as male or female.
Why is the celebration of the Easter Vigil even more important than Easter Sunday?
Is lifelong married love possible? Proponents of “conscious uncoupling” say no, but Pope Francis says a resounding “yes!”
In his memoir about his wife’s death to cancer at the age of 32, Chris Faddis provides an intimate glimpse of loss, faith, despair and hope.
Read about one couple’s beautiful witness to lifelong married love.
How God’s grace brought me back to the Church of my childhood, and led me to my vocation of marriage (not without resistance on my part!)
A trustworthy guide to the “why” and “how” of praying with your spouse.
Parents and families play a crucial role in fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. One religious sister reflects on specific ways that her family formed her to hear and heed God’s call.
A Christmas two-for-one special: two posts about Christmastime by Stacey and Josh. Stacey writes about the importance of “presence” – not just presents – at Christmas, while Josh writes about the importance of traditions for families and faith life.
What’s left of Christmas when we strip away the gift-giving, parties and decorations? It’s the reality that God has taken on human flesh, been born as one of us, like us in all things except sin. Fr. Larry Rice explains.
At Mass on Sunday, December 15 you’ll probably see the priest wearing rose-colored vestments. Learn about the significance as we mark the midway point of Advent.
During the month of November Catholics traditionally pray for deceased family members and friends. What do we believe these prayers can accomplish?
October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast is a good reminder of the power of the rosary: a simple, beautiful prayer that leads us to Jesus through Mary. Consider praying the rosary together with your spouse and children this October.
Pope Francis issued his first encyclical, “The Light of Faith,” on July 5. He writes: ““Faith reveals just how firm the bonds between people can be when God is present in their midst.” Faith “sheds light on every human relationship because it is born of love and reflects God’s own love.”
The Second World War produced several saints; one of them was Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, husband, father and Austrian conscientious objector.
If you’re thinking about getting married, you’re probably also thinking about where to have the ceremony. John Bosio, author of three books on marriage, explains why marrying in the Catholic Church can have a positive impact on the rest of your married life.
Teaching children to behave at Mass is just the start, writes Stacey. The new challenge, she says, is “focusing in on what is being read and spoken and making some connections with it.”