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

FAFCE

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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“Only families can give the world the healing light and love it needs”

ACF Website Maria Voce

Just recently, the Focolare Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as the death anniversary of their founder Chiara Lubich. Speaking to the Italian press, Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement said, “Only families renewed from within, despite being weak and imperfect, can give the world the healing light and love it needs, so that society can find genuine

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