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Reaffirming the Family

Pope Francis continues to speak about the family! Recent comments touch on familiar themes: the importance of parents playing with their children, and the role of labor and human dignity.


The Priority of the Family

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.


Seek and Find Your Vocation

The Lord has a vocation for each of us. Pope Francis encourages the youth and everyone to search out their vocation and to say “yes” forever.


June 28, 2014

Pope Francis says that “I’m sorry” is a phrase husbands and wives should say often. If it’s hard for you to say “I’m sorry,” or to offer forgiveness, pray for a softened heart.


To Priests: Work With and For Families

In this moment of crisis, Pope Francis encourages priests for work for and with the family as witnesses and mediators.


The Beatitudes, Marriage, and Family

The Beatitudes, Marriage, and Family

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.


Parents, Play With Your Children

Pope Francis reminds parents of the importance of slowing down and taking time to play with their children and spending time together as a family.


Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


Family is the Fundamental Cell of Society

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.


A Call to Witness to Christian Marriage

In an address to South African bishops, Pope Francis stressed the difficulties surrounding Christian marriage and family life and encouraged authentic witness to the truth of marriage.


Every Child has a Right to a Mother and a Father

Of all the many rights of children, Pope Francis emphasized their right to grow up in a family with both a mother and a father as he spoke to the International Catholic Child Bureau.


Children and the Elderly: The Hope of the People

Pope Francis encourages us to witness to the Gospel so that we might protect life with courage and love, especially that of children and the elderly, as they are the “hope of the people!”


A Vatican Valentine’s Experience

A Vatican Valentine’s Experience

Where did you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Engaged couple Paul and Alison had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of spending their Valentine’s Day in Rome with Pope Francis.


Marriage, the Icon of God’s Love

In his April 2 audience, Pope Francis spoke about the sacrament of marriage and practical ways married couples can live their vocation to be a sign of God’s love.


Conscious Uncoupling vs. The Joy of “Yes” Forever

Is lifelong married love possible? Proponents of “conscious uncoupling” say no, but Pope Francis says a resounding “yes!”


God’s Masterpiece of Creation

In a daily homily, Pope Francis spoke about the beauty of Christian marriage and the Church’s need to accompany – to walk with – those who have experienced failure in marriage.


Pope Invites Families to Pray for Upcoming Extraordinary Synod

Pope Francis asks the families of the world to pray for two upcoming Synods on the family, as well as the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.


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!


Christian Love is Concrete

Pope Francis urges Christians to cultivate a love that is reflective of God’s love in its concreteness, not full of illusions like the love in soap operas.


Fraternity and the Family

In his 2014 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of recognizing all human persons as our brothers and sisters – a recognition that begins in our families.


The Holy Family and All Families

In his address on Holy Family Sunday in December, Pope Francis said that in the example of the Holy Family, we are reminded of all who are suffering, including our own family members.


Pope Francis in Assisi: Advice to young people about marriage

During a recent visit to his namesake’s hometown of Assisi, Pope Francis spoke to young people about the vocation of marriage. “Don’t be afraid to take definitive steps, such as that of marriage,” said the Holy Father.


Perspectives for Families: The Interview with Pope Francis

In a now-famous interview, Pope Francis shared many insights about marriage and the family. David Gibson writes about the Holy Father’s take on community, patience, “daily sanctity,” and more.


International Rome Pilgrimage to Celebrate the Family

The Pontifical Council for the Family invites all families to Rome for a special pilgrimage of families to St. Peter’s tomb, October 26-27. The pilgrimage will celebrate the family as a privileged place for teaching the faith and as an antidote against excessive individualism.


Blogs for Your Marriage

Blogs for Your Marriage

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