Category Archives: Family Life with the Saints

Pope Francis: The world needs good and strong families

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Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s full speech delivered at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila near the conclusion of his pastoral visit. This includes his off-the-cuff remarks in Spanish, translated into English:   Dear Families, dear Friends in Christ, I am grateful for your presence here this evening and for the witness of your love for Jesus and

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Pope Francis: Help your children to grow well; give them the Word of God!


Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s homily today during the Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord where he baptized 33 newborns:   We listened in the first Reading that the Lord cares for his children as a parent: He cares to give his children hearty food. God says through the prophet: “Why spend your

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Mothers: an antidote to the spread of a certain self-centredness


Here is Pope Francis’ General Audience on the family, held 7 January at Paul VI Audience Hall: Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. Today we continue with catecheses on the Church and we will reflect on Mother Church. The Church is mother. Our Holy Mother Church. In these days the Church’s liturgy sets before our eyes the icon of the Virgin

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Jesus chose to be born into a ‘normal’ human family


Here is Pope Francis’ General Audience on the family, held 17 December at St Peter’s Square: Dear Brothers and Sisters: In preparation for next October’s meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the world, our weekly catecheses will be devoted to the theme of the family. This Advent

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