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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.


On Work and the Family

In a general audience on August 19, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the dignity of work within the family and the necessity of ensuring that the working world is family-oriented.


On Celebration in the Family

In his general audience on August 12, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the goodness of celebration, an occasion that reminds us of our likeness with God, especially when it involves the family.


Tension in the Family Mediated by Grandparents

In an address to the Eucharistic Youth Movement on August 7, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the normalcy of tension within the family and urged that grandparents, whose patience and experience enables them to deal well with conflict, be included in the family.


Message to the Knights of Columbus

On August 1, 2015, Pope Francis sent a message to the Knights of Columbus for their 133rd Supreme Convention, thanking them for their defense of marriage and family life.


On Ministry to Divorced and Remarried Catholics

On August 5, 2015, Pope Francis spoke about lovingly ministering to divorced and remarried Catholic and their families as the Good Shepherd would.


Highlights from Pope Francis’ Latin American Trip: On the Family

Pope Francis continued to speak about the family during his pastoral visit to Latin America, July 5th – 13th, with a particular emphasis on the Church’s mother, Mary.


The Wedding at Cana Reflected in the Family

While in Ecuador, Pope Francis delivered a homily and meditated on the intersection of the Gospel story of the Wedding at Cana and family life today.


Reading Laudato Si in Light of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life

Reading Laudato Si in Light of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life

Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si, informs our relationship not only with the earth but also with each other. Read what he has to say about human ecology, the objectification of creation, and the “throwaway culture” – themes that also relate to marriage and family life.


On Family Wounds: Do Not Scandalize the Little Ones

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis addressed the wounds which radiate from a difficult relationship between parents to their children.


Hope as a Response to Death in the Family

In his general audience, Pope Francis speaks about how a hopeful response to death in the family can strengthen familial bonds.


Marriage and Parenthood: Vocation, Communion, and Mission

In an address at the commencement of the Ecclesial Congress of Rome, Pope Francis spoke about marriage and parenthood as vocation, communion, and mission.


On the Importance of Ministry to Single Parents and Their Children

Pope Francis speaks to the Latvian and Estonian bishops about the importance of strengthening their family ministry, especially with the rise of single-parent families.


On Sickness and Suffering of Family Members

Pope Francis addresses the extreme difficulty as well as the gift that suffering and sickness can be for families.


The Beauty of Complementarity and the Treasure of Marriage

Pope Francis urges the Puerto Rican bishops to continue their ministry to families and comments on the beauty of gender complementarity and marriage.


On Poverty and the Family

Pope Francis reminds us to reach out to families living in poverty. He encourages voluntary simplicity and says that poverty “is not just a matter of bread”.


Pope Francis Meets Newlyweds from the Diocese of Brooklyn

Pope Francis Meets Newlyweds from the Diocese of Brooklyn

Newlyweds Paul and Alison went to Rome for their honeymoon, and while there received a marvelous wedding gift: a blessing from Pope Francis and a chance to meet him!


On Engagement

Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the time of engagement: a “journey” for man and woman to grow in love.


On the Education of Children

As part of his continuing reflections on the family, the pope exhorts parents to educate their children.


Marriage, the Consecrated Life, and Women in the Church

Speaking to a group of consecrated men and women, Pope Francis highlighted the relationship between the consecrated life and marriage, and the importance of women’s “feminine genius” in the Church.


On Family Life: “Please, Thank You, Forgive Me”

Pope Francis talks again about the three most important words for married couples and families.


Marriage Enriches the Church

Christian marriage is “a sacrament that takes place in the Church and makes the Church.” In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on how the Church is enriched by Christian marriages.


Chapter Five: Parenting with the Strength of God

Chapter Five: Parenting with the Strength of God

Parenting is not an easy task, but when spouses rely on God they are strengthened and supported by His grace. A reflection by Tim Roder on the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Chapter 5.


The Family is the Masterpiece of Society

Continuing his catecheses on marriage and the family, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of marriage, the pain of children who experience their parents’ separation, and more.


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