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Grandparents: Models, Mentors and Memory-Makers

Grandparents: Models, Mentors and Memory-Makers

Is there a grandparent in your life? Perhaps you’re one yourself! Check out this article for practical advice about how to be an even better grandparent.


How Work and Leisure Affect Couples and Families

The next World Meeting of Families, to be held May 30-June 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy, is certain to discuss the question: Are couples today successfully balancing the demands of their life at home with the demands of their jobs outside the home?


Join the Pope, Take a Staycation

Pope Benedict has gone away for memorable vacations in the Italian Alps in past summers. But Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s official spokesman, explained in early July that the pope decided to spend his 2011 summer weeks at Castel Gandolfo, the usual papal summer residence.


Pope Calls Attention to Family’s Vital Role

Families should receive a prominent place in the Church’s pastoral care, Pope Benedict XVI told Latin American bishops. He noted the difficulties that families face, including rapid cultural changes, social instability, poverty, and a widespread misunderstanding of sexuality.


Pope Benedict Speaks About Marriage, Family and God’s Word

Couples should remember when they experience the difficulties that arise in marriage and family life that God’s Word is a source of strong support for them, Pope Benedict XVI says in an apostolic exhortation released Nov. 11 titled “The Word of the Lord” (“Verbum Domini”).


The Violence and Heroism Hidden in the Home

The home is the place where “the most striking and generous” forms of peacemaking are witnessed. Unfortunately, the home also is a place where violence occurs. The Catholic bishops of Australia address both in a statement for Social Justice Sunday, observed Sept. 26 in their country.


A Community of Love: Spirituality of Family Life

Marriage and family life are interwoven themes in this book by theologian David M. Thomas, who challenges parents and other family members to learn to recognize God’s presence in the most ordinary circumstances of their daily life together.


What you do in your family to create a community of love, to help each other to grow

From Follow the Way of Love: What you do in your family to create a community of love, to help each other to grow, and to serve those in need is critical…for the strength of society and our Church.


The story of family life is a story about love

From Follow the Way of Love: The story of family life is a story about love–shared, nurtured, and sometimes rejected or lost.


God is revealed uniquely and personally

From Follow the Way of Love: In every family God is revealed uniquely and personally, for God is love.


Follow the way of love

From Follow the Way of Love: The Lord issues the call [to follow the way of love] to your family and to every family regardless of its condition or circumstances.


Between Man and Woman

Between Man and Woman

Why does the Catholic Church teach that marriage can exist only between a man and a woman? Marriage, as both a natural institution and a sacred union, is rooted in God’s plan for creation. The truth that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman is woven deeply into the human spirit. The […]


Love brought you to life as a family

From Follow the Way of Love: Love brought you to life as a family. Love sustains you in good and bad times.


Family is an “intimate community of life and love”

From Follow the Ways of Love: When the Church teaches that the family is an “intimate community of life and love” it …offers you a vision toward which to grow.


A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us

From Follow the Way of Love: A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. [It is] a domestic church or church of the home.


Marriage and the family

From On the Family: Marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values.


The Christian family is the first community

From On the Family: The Christian family is the first community called to announce the Gospel to the human person.


God’s plan for marriage and the family

From On the Family: God’s plan for marriage and the family touches men and women in the concreteness of their daily existence.


It is to the families of our times

From On the Family: It is to the families of our times that the Church must bring the unchangeable and ever new Gospel of Jesus Christ


The situation in which the family finds itself presents positive aspects

From On the Family: The situation in which the family finds itself presents positive aspects [which] are a sign of the salvation of Christ operating in the world.


Parenting & Family

Parenting & Family


The situation in which the family finds itself presents negative aspects

From On the Family: The situation in which the family finds itself presents negative aspects: a sign of the refusal [of] the love of God.


Families need

From On the Family: [Families need] a continuous, permanent conversion.


What Do You Want From Me?

What Do You Want From Me?

What would the world’s comedians do without jokes about in-laws? Cultural images of meddling mothers-in-law, good-for-nothing sons-in-law and intrusive siblings-in-law are so pervasive that they may cloud awareness that our in-laws are important to us–and we to them.


Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.


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