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Pope Pays Tribute to Grandparents on Saints Joachim and Anne’s Feast Day

Focus Grandparents

Pope Francis paid special tribute to grandparents through on 26 July, the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. The Holy Father tweeted via his @Pontifex_it account: “How important grandparents are in the life of the family, to communicate the patrimony of humanity and faith essential for every society!” This is not

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United families are the key to societal progress, says Pope Francis


Pope Francis met with the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) on 1 June for the 20th anniversary of their organisation. In his address, the Holy Father stressed that families play instrumental roles in society, saying “Your relationships as spouses, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, make it possible for every person to find a place in

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Learning to be the man that God created me to be

ACF Website Man

I am married and experience same-sex attraction (SSA). Yes, my wife knows about my attractions. No, I don’t have a secret boyfriend behind my wife’s back. And yes, it’s a heterosexual marriage. While marriage isn’t the cure or redemption to SSA, I could only give of myself entirely in marriage after a long process of redemption, conversion and surrendering my

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Cardinal: Family ministries should aim to build exemplary Christian families in every parish

ACF Cardinal Kevin Farrell Pope Francis

“Families need conversation and exchange of ideas, not friction”, said Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell. Recently, in honour of National Day for Life, celebrated by the Italian Church, the Cardinal sat down with an Italian newspaper to talk about the many aspects of family, and even discussed topics such as the

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Claire after her first reconciliation at St Ignatius Church.

By Corrinne May   During Palm Sunday’s gospel readings, I was struck in particular by the strong reaction of the crowd in choosing to crucify Jesus instead of Barabbas. The reading tells us: And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.” (Matthew 27:25) I was struck because I don’t think the crowd

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