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Pope: Marriage is About More Than Just Flowers and a Dress

St. Peter's Square was packed on Wednesday morning, with more than 60,000 pilgrims welcoming Pope Francis. From the popemobile, he blessed several children along the way- and this group of girls got a chance to get up close and give three red roses to the [...]
Tags: Church, Marriage, Love, family, Pope Francis
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"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

Opus Dei is celebrating a Marian year for the family. On convoking it, you asked the members of the Work to pray to our Lady for families, thus uniting themselves to the intentions of Pope Francis. What is the present situation of the family, what [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis
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Pope: Why are less couples getting married?

Video. (Rome Reports). A big crowd of more than 60,000 people cheered Pope Francis on, as he made his way through St. Peter's Square in the popemobile. Along the way, he blessed many children, he greeted pilgrims and he even made a good catch. [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, Love, Catechesis, family, Pope Francis
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Pope: We must restore the honor of marriage and the family

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, blessing pilgrims in his general audience. At one point he actually got off the popemobile, to bless this elderly woman. These religious also had their moment with the Pope, and [...]
Tags: Marriage, Dignity, family, Women, Pope Francis
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How Could I Not Bless Human Love?

Video. “I bless human love with both of my hands as a priest,” said St. Josemaría. He also recommended that spouses argue as little as possible and always make up at the end, asking one another for forgiveness.
Tags: Marriage, Sacraments, Love, family, Forgiveness
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Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

Download pdf. The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is a publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, inspired by Saint Josemaria's desire to help all married couples, and those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, family, engagement
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Pope Francis on gender theory: Canceling differences is the problem, not the solution

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis discussed a complex and thorny issue in his catechesis: the differences between men and women, and how they complement each other. "God creates man and woman in his own image and likeness. Not only man, not only woman, but also [...]
Tags: Marriage, family, Rome, Pope Francis
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Your Main Job: Your Children

Video. "My son, I advise you to consider being with your children as your main job. I have great hopes that you will find a little corner each day, or at least each week to be with your children as their friend", says St. Josemaria. [...]
Tags: Family and work, Children, family
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Pope: Children are never a mistake

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis delivered a somber, serious catechesis about children and the family with roughly 50,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square. With a heavy tone, he described many of the traumas children face. The pain of children, he said, is a cry [...]
Tags: Children, family, Rome, Pope Francis
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Pope on Synod of the Family: We need prayers, not gossip

Video. (Rome Reports). It was a gray and rainy morning in Rome, but that didn't stop the Pope from leading the general audience out in the open in St. Peter's Square. After making his way along the popemobile, he started off by cracking a few [...]
Tags: Church, Pope John Paul II, family, Pope Francis