Posts Tagged ‘family’
With light-hearted reflection, Mary Jo enumerates several religious “disorders” that are common in her family. Raising saints can include joy…and humor!
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.
Pope Francis addresses the extreme difficulty as well as the gift that suffering and sickness can be for families.
Pope Francis urges the Puerto Rican bishops to continue their ministry to families and comments on the beauty of gender complementarity and marriage.
Pope Francis reminds us to reach out to families living in poverty. He encourages voluntary simplicity and says that poverty “is not just a matter of bread”.
As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.
Christian marriage is “a sacrament that takes place in the Church and makes the Church.” In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on how the Church is enriched by Christian marriages.
Parenting is not an easy task, but when spouses rely on God they are strengthened and supported by His grace. A reflection by Tim Roder on the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Chapter 5.
Times of change occur in every family, and sometimes adjusting to new situations is difficult. Yet, for a family of faith, God is always the one guiding those changes.
A reflection on the fourth chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis explains how in every relationship, love is comprised of many daily choices. We are all called to a “culture of encounter,” where we choose to put the good of the other first.
“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?
On the solemnity of the Annunciation, inspired by Jesus’s conception into a true human family, Pope Francis renewed the Church’s prayer for the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family.
In reflecting on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, we see that being made in the image of God truly impacts the nature of married love. Spouses are called to share in the life of God Himself.
This is a reflection on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, “The Mission of Love.” Human love is meant to be a reflection of God’s love for his people. Both the emotional and stable aspects of love can reveal God’s love to us.
Speaking to the Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Francis encouraged everyone – and especially families – to care tenderly for the elderly and those close to death.
Pope Francis focused his weekly catechesis on the family on the topic of grandparents, in which he spoke about society’s neglect of their care.
Stacey shares how she and Josh take time to engage in their own fun activities to help restore their energy and motivation in their daily lives.
Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.
Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.
Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.
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.