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Gaining Trust While Losing Control

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.


Pope Francis on the Importance of Family Life

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.


The Book of Life

Josh tells the story of a Halloween night that could have gone horribly wrong, but instead turned into a beautiful family experience.


The throw-away culture places marriage under attack

Speaking to an ecclesial movement on their 100th anniversary, Pope Francis highlighted the challenges marriage is facing.


Living the Mission

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.


Closing of the Extraordinary Synod; Looking Ahead to the Ordinary Synod

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.


A Moving Proposition

Moving into a new house, Josh reflects on the struggles that even time-tested marriages face, and how spouses can try to overcome them.


At the Extraordinary Synod: Prayer Vigil, Homily, and Angelus

The Synod on the Family has begun! Read about three addresses of the Holy Father about the family.


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.


Making Multicultural Relationships Work: Our Experience as a Chilean-American Couple

Making Multicultural Relationships Work: Our Experience as a Chilean-American Couple

Megan and Juan, a Catholic Chilean-American couple, reflect on the challenges and blessings that come as part of a multicultural relationship.


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.


Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


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.


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.


Center of Love

Pope Francis spoke of the family as the “center of love” in a beautiful message to the Latin American Congress on the Pastoral Care of the Family.


Family Sundays

Sunday is meant to be a day of rest and worship but how many of us actually use it as so? Mary Jo reflects on how Family Sundays have allowed her family to grow in love of family and God.


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.


The bishops find a pulse on the state of the family

As preparations continue for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in October 2014, Emily Macke discusses the “Instrumentum Laboris,” the preparatory document for the Synod that addresses the Bishops’ concern for marriage and family life.


To Priests: Work With and For Families

In this moment of crisis, Pope Francis encourages priests for work for and with the family as witnesses and mediators.


The Beatitudes, Marriage, and Family

The Beatitudes, Marriage, and Family

Pope Francis described the Beatitudes as a “program for holiness.” This series examines how the Beatitudes can serve as a program for holiness in our marriages and families.


June 10, 2014

How big is your family? Who lives farthest away? Who haven’t you heard from in a while? Reconnect with a family member this week. In-laws count.


Becoming a Family

When Anthony and Sara enter the sacrament of marriage in a few months, they will not simply be starting their life together as a married couple but as a family. Anthony reflects on his future family with Sara in light of Pope St. John Paul II’s Letter to Families.


June 3, 2014

Grandparents enrich the life of their families. They should be cherished, not merely tolerated (Follow the Way of Love). What have you learned about marriage from an older family member?


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