Posts Tagged ‘World Meeting of Families’
Pope Francis’ reflections on his journey to Cuba and the United States.
Josh and his family went to the World Meeting of Families in Philly! The theme was “Love is Our Mission.”
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.
Pope Francis spoke multiple times about marriage and the family during his visit to the U.S. – read them all here!
Reflecting on chapter 10 of the World Meeting of Families catechesis, Dr. Theresa Notare speaks about the courage and self-discipline necessary to respect the holiness and fertility of sex in marriage. NFP can help!
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.
In his reflection on chapter 9 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Dr. Andrew Lichtenwalner reflects on the feminine imagery we use to describe the Church. She is our “Mother,” the “Bride of Christ,” and the “New Eve.”
In a reflection on chapter 9 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Sara Perla considers the role of the Church as a mother who seeks her children’s happiness and freedom by “preserving the truth of the Gospel.”
“Every couple…has a story – and all are wounded in some way.” In his piece inspired by chapter seven of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Paul Jarzembowski reflects on the vocation of Christians to offer Christ’s peace and rest to those who are struggling.
In her piece on chapter eight of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Sara Perla reflects on the laity’s role in actively extending Christ’s love and care to wounded people in our communities. Christian love and friendship, not anything-goes sexual partnership, is the “antidote to loneliness.”
Reflecting on chapter 7 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Tim Roder explains why the Church cannot recognize same-sex marriages (aka marriage redefinition). Marriage is more than “erotic or emotional satisfaction”; it is a life- and love-giving social structure and a divinely instituted sacrament.
In her reflection on chapter 7 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Bethany Meola explores how pornography darkens the heart and rejects the light of goodness and truth. Jesus, who is the “light of the world,” has the power to conquer our darkness if we turn to Him.
Great marriages respect the love-giving and life-giving aspects of sex. In a reflection on the seventh chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Dr. Theresa Notare analyzes why the modern practice of contraception is harmful to God’s plan for married love.
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.
A reflection on the fourth chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis explains how in every relationship, love is comprised of many daily choices. We are all called to a “culture of encounter,” where we choose to put the good of the other first.
While romance is surely good, it is not all that is needed to make a marriage work. Chapter four of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis says that a marriage needs mercy and chastity to help spouses truly become “one flesh.”
In reflecting on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, we see that being made in the image of God truly impacts the nature of married love. Spouses are called to share in the life of God Himself.
This is a reflection on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, “The Mission of Love.” Human love is meant to be a reflection of God’s love for his people. Both the emotional and stable aspects of love can reveal God’s love to us.
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!
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.
From September 22 to 27, 2015, families from around the world will gather in Philadelphia to pray, learn, and celebrate the gift of the family. Whether you’re able to come to Philly or not, the resources below will help you and your family prepare for this important event in the life of the Church. More […]
Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Emily Macke continues her reflection on the Instrumentum Laboris, this time discussing Church teachings on birth control in respect to the recent Hobby Lobby decision and upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family.