Today, April 2nd, is the 8th anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II. I was a student in Rome at the time, and I came down to St. Peter’s square for the prayer vigil when he died. It was a Saturday night, and there was a huge crowd. In the several days before [...]
There is a clear connection between the current campaign for equal rights for homosexuals and the great campaign for equal rights for women. That movement had started with equal voting rights for women, and then moved on to fight for equal access to education, to jobs and careers, and equal pay for women who were [...]
There is a certain pattern to this world: many things exist in pairs. When children discover this, they love to play the game “What’s the opposite of….?” What’s the opposite of day? night! What’s the opposite of hot? cold! and so on.
The Book of Genesis describes this fundamental structure to the world as “God [...]
[This is a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI] Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and the Priesthood, dear brothers and sisters!
I am pleased to welcome you on the occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, on the occasion of a double XXX anniversary: that of the Apostolic Exhortation [...]
Blessed John Paul II addressed families in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio. Since the task of the family is greater than human effort could ever accomplish, he concludes his reflections with a beautiful prayer for families.
Through God’s mysterious design, it was in [the holy] family that the Son of God spent long [...]
Blessed John Paul II addressed families in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio. While talking about the beauty of the family, the Pope is also well aware of how difficult this vocation is, in a world marked by sin, tragedy, and compromises.
- The modern life style – especially in the more [...]
Blessed John Paul II addressed families in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio. Last week I presented some quotes about the physical union of the couple in marriage, but that is only a part of their relationship, and not even the most important part. Love, in its essence, is a gift to the other [...]
Blessed John Paul II addressed families in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio. Reading his writings, you cannot help but recognize that this wisdom is too great to come from one person. Instead, the Pope is like a father who goes into the family wine cellar where the “new wine” has been aged for [...]
Blessed John Paul II is known for being a Pope of the youth, but it is also true that he had a great love for married couples and for families. He addressed families in his Apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio. He wrote in 1981, and as we listen to his voice survey the [...]
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