Posts Tagged ‘family’
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
In this moment of crisis, Pope Francis encourages priests for work for and with the family as witnesses and mediators.
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.
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.
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.
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?
In his recent address to the United Nations, Pontifical Council for the Family President Archbishop Paglia discussed the importance of the family as the center of society and human development. Marriage in the News writer Emily Macke outlines and reflects upon the five main points of his address.
In a message to the Philippine Bishops and all of those at the Asian Conference on the Family, Pope Francis recalls the importance of the family in society as it serves as the basis of society and human relationships.
Even before I knew it by name, I have always believed chivalry to be very important. When I was a teenager, it was on my list of characteristics and qualities that I found particularly appealing in boys. This might sound crazy, but “yes,” I really did have a list, and I really did go over […]
In 1998 Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to Dr. Anna Cappella, director of the Center for Research and Study on the Natural Regulation of Fertility at Rome’s Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. The occasion was a convention commemorating Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical. Excerpts are reprinted below. ________________________________________________________ I hope […]