Posts Tagged ‘pope’
Families should receive a prominent place in the Church’s pastoral care, Pope Benedict XVI told Latin American bishops. He noted the difficulties that families face, including rapid cultural changes, social instability, poverty, and a widespread misunderstanding of sexuality.
In a January speech, Pope Benedict XVI explained the relationship between the Church’s marriage ministry and church law. He called for a “full pastoral commitment” to insure that couples understand the obligations required so that the Sacrament of Marriage is valid.
In recent talks Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that raising children is “arduous.” He called on the Church and society to support parents in this task. For example, he urged local governments to support maternity rights, including child care centers, and he called for efforts to create jobs that provide a decent livelihood.
Couples should remember when they experience the difficulties that arise in marriage and family life that God’s Word is a source of strong support for them, Pope Benedict XVI says in an apostolic exhortation released Nov. 11 titled “The Word of the Lord” (“Verbum Domini”).
An engaged couple in Malta expressed the fear to Pope Benedict XVI that “life offers too many hurdles for us to live our married lives in God’s light.” The young couple preparing to be married in the church told the pope that while they want a marriage that is guided by God, a major concern […]
What does it take to be declared a saint in the Catholic Church? How many saints does the Church recognize? Can anyone become a saint? Here’s a step by step guide to the process.
In the theology of the body, Pope John Paul shows no embarrassment for his repeated appeal to the two accounts of creation in Genesis. He admits the accounts are myth, but not in the rationalist sense of fable. Instead, the fable is the modern approach to the human person and marriage.
David Gibson discusses why the location of a Catholic wedding matters, marriages that thrive, the meaning of love or sexuality, the new economics of marriage, and much more.
Index of leading marriage indicators released; Marriages in America: Number declines, age rises; Pope Benedict: Address uncertainty regarding foundation of family in marriage; Catholic communicator discusses marriage, divorce and annulments; Should engaged couples talk together about how rich they hope to become?; Synod for Africa: Concluding words on marriage and family.
How the unmarried respond when asked why they move in together; Couples tie Internet to marital conflicts; Long-married couples provide needed sign of encouragement to the young; Factors that threaten a lasting marriage; Americans believe in marriage, but divorce at astonishing rates; SPECIAL REPORT: Marriage and family in Pope Benedict’s new encyclical.
The type of support spouses need from each other; Pope focuses on marriage and family in Holy Family’s “home town”; The roof over our heads: Housing crisis impacts couples and families; Another vocation crisis for the Catholic community: marriage; California Supreme Court upholds ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage; What couples can do as couples when the recession strikes home.
Visiting Africa, pope urges support for marriage, the family and women; How married couples keep learning to be married; The joys and challenges of interreligious marriage; “You’re Driving Me Crazy!” Couples learn to reinterpret irritants; Papal preacher: Love and marriage still go together; Rising birthrate among unmarried U.S. adults