The joy of traveling together as a family reminds us of the blessings we have been given.
To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and changing its name to the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family.
Deacon Derek Wiechmann’s vocation story began with faithful Catholic upbringing and strong priestly influences along the way.
Laura Kelly Fanucci will be a first-time presenter at two workshops during the event, which will be held Sept. 25 at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, sharing ideas she has gleaned through her writing and her experiences of family life.
One of Irene Linn’s favorite things to do was to go for a drive in her car. Whether it was a quick jaunt into town or an outing through the countryside, her little dog Hunter rode alongside her wherever she went. But in 2008, when Linn was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia — a fast-moving, rare […]
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love and the family invites the church to see the daily struggles of families as an opportunity to encounter people the way Jesus encountered people with mercy throughout his life, Catholic observers said. Because of its length — 256 pages — and the depth to which the […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune. In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache and sweat. The “magic” he wrote about is not momentarily […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation. The document, “‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), on Love in the Family,” released […]