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On the Sufferings of Children

“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?


Prayers to the Holy Family for the Synod on the Family

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.


How to Smile and Cry Again

Pope Francis reflects on how children can teach adults to be dependent on God, to always remain a child and to smile and cry freely.


The Testimony of the Elderly

Grandparents and the elderly have a special vocation of prayer and witness to offer the world, and especially younger generations.


The Family’s Care for the Elderly

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.


The Neglect of Grandparents

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.


Chapter One: Created For Joy

Chapter One: Created For Joy

This is a reflection on the first chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, “Created for Joy.” God has created us to trust Him through a relationship with Him and relationships with others. God promises a life of great joy!


Womanhood: Equality and Difference

Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.


On Brothers and Sisters

Continuing his catechesis on the family, Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the bond between siblings.


Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!


The Gift of Children

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis talked about the great gift that children are to families and to society.


The Positive Roles of Fathers

Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.


Committed to the Family

Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.


Pope to Fathers: Be Present in Your Children’s Lives

Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.


Transmitting the Faith: the Important Role of Women

In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.


Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

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.


Homily at the Final Mass of the Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

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’s Address to the Diplomatic Corps

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.


Take Forward the Meaning of Family

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.


Our Mother the Church and the Gift of Motherhood

In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.


Pope Francis Corner: 2014 in Review

Pope Francis Corner: 2014 in Review

In 2014, Pope Francis spoke repeatedly about Christian marriage and family life. To see highlights of his addresses, take a look at this post.


Jesus Brings the Generations Together

In his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged families to keep Jesus at the center of their lives.


At Baptism, Parents Give Their Children the Gift of Faith

Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.


Jesus Chose to Enter a Human Family

Continuing his weekly reflections on the family, Pope Francis speaks beautifully about the Holy Family.


Pope Looks Forward to Philadelphia Trip

In a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis wrote about the family, the Synod of Bishops, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families.


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