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Marriage: “A Reality that… Can Be Experienced by All the Baptized”

On January 22, 2016, Pope Francis spoke about the Church’s teaching on marriage not as “an ideal for the few” but as “a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.”


Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

This National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), spend some quality prayer time with our spouse, using our virtual marriage retreat. The theme this year is “Marriage and Mercy.”


On the Nativity

In his weekly audience, Pope Francis spoke of the Child Jesus and how much he teaches all of us about humility and faith. He encouraged parents and grandparents to learn from their own children.


Homily on the Feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015

“Today the Son of God is born and everything changes,” said Pope Francis on Christmas Eve. In his Urbi et Orbi message on Christmas Day, the Holy Father called for mercy and peace throughout the world.


Address to Employees of the Holy See and Vatican City

Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.


Jubilee of Families 2015

Jubilee of Families 2015

Sunday December 27, the feast of the Holy Family, is also the Jubilee of Families in 2015, an important moment in the year-long Jubilee of Mercy. Discover how your family can participate in this day together – plus resources for celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy all year long.


Family: The Welcoming Door

As we approach the Jubilee of Mercy (begins Dec. 8, 2015), Pope Francis encouraged all people – and especially families – to open wide their doors to others, welcoming them in a spirit of hospitality.


Apostolic Visit to Africa

During his first trip to Africa, Pope Francis said that families should have their basic needs provided for. He also encouraged young people to say yes to the commitment of marriage and family life.


On Family Togetherness

In his November 11 weekly address, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of families spending time together, particularly around the family table. He also cautioned against overuse of technology in homes.


Address to Social Security Institute

The pope spoke about the importance of stable work for families, so that they can truly rest and not worry about their livelihood.


Address to Italian Pro-Life Movement

Pope Francis highlighted the spiritual aspects of the pro-life movement in Italy, and encouraged society to promote and defend the family.


On Giving and Receiving Forgiveness in the Family

The pope exhorted families to forgive one another, each and every day. This example of forgiveness can spill over into other sections of society, too.


Conclusion of the Synod of Bishops

In an address and homily at the end of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis provided key principles for the Synod Fathers in their ministry to families.


On Promises Made to Children

The promise to love, from parents to children, is universal, says Pope Francis.


Opening Addresses for the Synod

Pope Francis shares beautiful words about the family as the Synod opens.


On the Apostolic Visit to Cuba and the United States

Pope Francis’ reflections on his journey to Cuba and the United States.


Family Pilgrimage

Josh and his family went to the World Meeting of Families in Philly! The theme was “Love is Our Mission.”


Pope Francis in the United States

Pope Francis in the United States

We have been blessed by our Holy Father’s visit to our country! Now is the time to reflect on what his visit means for us, and in particular what he taught us about marriage and the family.


Papal Visit Wrap-Up

Pope Francis spoke multiple times about marriage and the family during his visit to the U.S. – read them all here!


On the Universal Importance of the Family

In this concluding address to his series on the family, Pope Francis emphasized the family’s importance for the whole world: God’s promise is still and always valid.


Address to Teams of our Lady

Speaking to a lay movement of married couples and priests, Pope Francis exhorted families to be missionaries and to model a vibrant marital spirituality.


Changes to the Declaration of Nullity Process

Pope Francis outlined significant changes to the declaration of nullity (annulment) process in the Church.


On Families Sharing the Faith

In his latest reflection on the family, the pope talked about the crucial role the family has in sharing the faith, both with its own members and others who are in need of the Gospel message.


On Praying as a Family

In his audience today, Pope Francis exhorted the family to pray together, giving them practical tips to do so.


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