Posts Tagged ‘hope’
Marriage is a commitment that lasts for a lifetime, “till death do us part.” Through witnessing the grief and faith of a close friend, blogger Kathleen reflects on her own marriage vows and the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage.
Fear is no fun – and can be paralyzing. Tim recounts a recent evening when his wife lovingly helped calm his fears in the middle of the night.
Tim reflects on the role of married couples to witness to the virtue of hope in the midst of a culture that has the power to discourage.
Alone in the bathroom, staring blankly at the negative test, you tearfully ask yourself, “Why am I not pregnant yet?” Later, you may find yourself talking to your doctor about a “take-home baby” and come face to face with the costly, invasive and sometimes morally questionable reality of fertility treatments. You wonder, “Is there any […]
In her reflection on chapter 7 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Bethany Meola explores how pornography darkens the heart and rejects the light of goodness and truth. Jesus, who is the “light of the world,” has the power to conquer our darkness if we turn to Him.
In his general audience, Pope Francis speaks about how a hopeful response to death in the family can strengthen familial bonds.
In his memoir about his wife’s death to cancer at the age of 32, Chris Faddis provides an intimate glimpse of loss, faith, despair and hope.
“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world,” Jesus says to his disciples. Married love is salt and light. It brings joy – flavor – to a world that is too often bleak. It shines the light of hope on weary hearts. Rejoice in your marriage today.
During the month of November Catholics traditionally pray for deceased family members and friends. What do we believe these prayers can accomplish?