Posts Tagged ‘family’
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.
Roses…in December? Mary Jo writes about a family birthday tradition and how it reminds her to allow her children to develop at their own pace, and helps her to believe in their goodness always.
In a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis wrote about the family, the Synod of Bishops, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
Paul and Sarah share how married couples can incorporate their individual family traditions into the holidays while also creating new ones together.
On December 10, 2014 Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the family for his general audiences. In the first audience, the Pope discussed the true nature of the October Synod on the Family.
In a message sent to the Festival of the Family, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of the family for all people, and lauded the valuable contributions of women in the home and society.
Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament, where he spoke about the importance of the family in relation to the hope of nations.
Sara reflects on how marriage calls spouses not to think of only their own happiness, but the well-being of the other when making big and small decisions.
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.
Josh tells the story of a Halloween night that could have gone horribly wrong, but instead turned into a beautiful family experience.
Speaking to an ecclesial movement on their 100th anniversary, Pope Francis highlighted the challenges marriage is facing.
As the fall season surrounds us, Mary Jo reflects on the changing seasons of family life and how family members’ actions are called to reflect their love for one another in times of both joy and trial.
At the close of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis spoke at both a closing address and Mass on the experience of the Extraordinary Synod and what is still to come for the Ordinary Synod next year.
Moving into a new house, Josh reflects on the struggles that even time-tested marriages face, and how spouses can try to overcome them.
The Synod on the Family has begun! Read about three addresses of the Holy Father about the family.
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.
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.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
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.
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.