Marriage seems to be losing popularity. According to the Pew Research Center, only 51% of adults in the United States are married, versus 72% in 1960. Still, a majority of women and men do want to be married (61%). As a couple who’s been married nearly two years, and as people who love telling others how awesome marriage is,… Read More The Joy of Love
Pope Francis’ much-anticipated apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, does not disappoint. It is an incredible work that is full of good advice for both families and church leaders, delivered with theological richness and pastoral sensitivity. Do read the whole thing if you can. A lot has already been written on many of the key elements… Read More Amoris Laetitia and Social Justice: Ten Quotes from Pope Francis’ Exhortation
The pope has released his prayer intentions for March: that families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments. You can watch the full video here:
Is civil war coming to the Catholic Church over the possible creation of a penitential path back to communion for divorced and remarried Catholics? On its face, this claim seems preposterous, a half-baked fantasy cooked up by a small group of Catholic traditionalists and reactionaries whose enmity toward Pope Francis has reached new heights. I… Read More Will There Be Civil War in the Church?
via CNS: Businesses are called to promote harmony between work and family for their employees, especially for women with children or who are starting families, Pope Francis said. The pope said that many times, women who announce their pregnancy are fired from their positions, when instead they “must be protected and helped in this dual… Read More Pope Francis: Right to Work and Motherhood Must Both Be Protected
Check out these highlights from Pope Francis’ speech: “This visit is meant to express my closeness to our brothers and sisters who endured the suffering, loss and devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda. Together with many people throughout the world, I have admired the heroic strength, faith and resilience demonstrated by so many Filipinos in the… Read More Key Quotes from Pope Francis’ First Speech in the Philippines
Pope Francis: “The family teaches about not falling into an individualism that weighs oneself against the others. And it is here, in the family, that ‘taking care of you’ constitutes one of the fundamentals of human existence and a moral attitude that must be promoted.”