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. 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 [...]
Pope Benedict XVI has been giving catechesis on the saints in his Wednesday audiences. Today, April 6, 2011, he mentioned a particular favorite of mine, the French Carmelite nun, Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.
ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX
Dear brothers and sisters,
Today I would like to talk [...]
This Sunday the Church celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. This little family fulfilled perfectly what God intended a family to be from the very beginning, a community on earth that was completely filled with God’s love.
I strongly believe that, of all the things that families do, sharing love is the most important. [...]
I have heard many Catholics tell me they are concerned that the Catholic Church is not accepting the gifts of women because it reserves the priesthood to men. I have seen, however, that women have a huge role to play in the Church, and that both religious and lay women exercise a moral leadership that [...]
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