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

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

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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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Cardinal Vallini: Accompany wounded families

Cardinal Vallini, Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, at the Diocesan Conference: "Revitalizing pastoral ministry to the family"

A “pastoral turning point,” including reception, accompaniment, discernment, and integration, in line with the indications of Pope Francis and intended especially for people marked by “wounded and straying love”. This is was the call of Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar of Rome, to priests of the diocese gathered on Monday, 19 September, in the basilica of St John Lateran (Rome), for

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Jason Evert to speak here

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Renown US Catholic champion of chastity Jason Evert is coming to Singapore next January to give a series of talks to various target audiences. The much-sought after speaker, who together with his wife, Crystalina, has spoken about the virtue of chastity in many countries to more than one million people, including during World Youth Days in Sydney, Madrid, and two

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