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Because of two friends

You need interior life and doctrinal formation. Be demanding on yourself! As a Christian man or woman, you have to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, for you are obliged to give good example with holy shamelessness. The charity of [...]
Tags: Conversion, Cooperators of Opus Dei, Faith, Holiness, family
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“There’s something of a grandfather about God”

Eliana Palma, a Chilean grandmother, shares her ideas on grandparents’ role in families and society, and talks about how happy she was in the sixty years she spent with her husband, Tito. 1) How do you think grandparents could take part in this Year of [...]
Tags: Joy, God, family, mercy , Christians in the middle of the world
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The Family Impact

Since 1968, UNIV has offered a profound experience to roughly 3000 young people each year, encouraging their ideas to come to life and grow, all in the context of Rome’s cultural, spiritual and artistic heritage. Year after year, our students come together and listen to leaders [...]
Tags: Citizenship, Solidarity, University, family, Josemaria Escriva
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Pope: Put Down Your Cell Phones and Talk to One Another

Video (Rome Reports). To start off his weekly general audience, Pope Francis made his way through St. Peter's Square, in the popemobile, blessing crowds along the way. In his catechesis, Pope Francis talked about the family, focusing on the need to restore the basics, starting [...]
Tags: family, Communication, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: When Families Teach Forgiveness, They Strengthen Society

Video (Rome Reports). During his general audience, Pope Francis encouraged families to confront the root of many of their problems: an unwillingness to forgive. He warned that conflicts will always arise, but it's also possible to forgive them. "Every day we wound others in some way [...]
Tags: family, Forgiveness, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family
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Pope Celebrates Mass to Mark the End of the Synod on the Family

Video (Rome Reports). The Synod on the Family officialy came to a close with this Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Hundreds of Bishops in Rome for the Synod, attended the Mass, led by Pope Francis. In his homily, he thanked the Synod for the three [...]
Tags: Faith, Church, family, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis Canonizes Four New Saints

Video (Rome Reports). These portraits hanging on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica show the Catholic Church's four newest saints. They were raised to the altars during this emotional ceremony. They included the first married couple to be canonized in the same ceremony; a Spanish nun [...]
Tags: Canonization, Faith, Marriage, family, Rome, Pope Francis
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Pope: Faithfulness to One's Spouse Doesn't Limit Liberty. It Enhances It

Video (Rome Reports). In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on faithfulness between husband and wife. It's one of the pillars that build a healthy family life, he said, but it's a factor that's being threatened as people steer away from long term commitments. [...]
Tags: Love of God, Marriage, Love, family, Pope Francis
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Love has Wings!

Video. Enthused with ordinary life: If you put love into each day, each day is different. This is the advice Opus Dei's founder gives to those who want to flee from routine and find God in their daily lives.
Tags: Love of God, Little things, Marriage, Ordinary life, Love, family, happiness
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Pope's General Audience: Nurture your children's faith

Video (Rome Reports). In his weekly catechesis, Pope Francis talked about raising children and keeping the promise of loving them. He emphasized the importance of fostering a 'mysterious relationship by leaving room for God in their young lives.' When this promise is broken, said the [...]
Tags: Love of God, Education, Children, Marriage, family, Pope Francis