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Pope Francis explains what adults can learn from children

Video. (Rome Reports). Every Wednesday, hundreds of parents take their children to St. Peter's Square to receive a blessing from the Pope. Many of them have fun, but others not so much. And it seems that the Pope knows this well. "Some, when I try [...]
Tags: Children, Sincerity, family, happiness, Pope Francis
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Pope Francis: Grandparents provide important lessons for young people

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by discussing the elderly's role in the family and society. He said that he has first-hand experience with the topic. "When I was in the Philippines, Filipinos, the inhabitants of the Philippines, the Filipino people greeted [...]
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Pope: Ignoring the elderly is not only ugly... it is also a sin

Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis started of his weekly general audience on the popemobile, blessing crowds and making his way along St. Peter's Square, surrounded by cameras. In his catechesis he reflected on the need to respect and care for the elderly. Despite their physical [...]
Tags: Love, family, Rome, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope: It's ugly when fights divide families. Siblings don't even acknowledge one other

Video (Rome Reports).In his weekly catechesis the Pope reflected on the importance of the family, specifically on protecting the relationship between brothers and sisters. The Pope started off his weekly general audience, greeting pilgrims and blessing the crowds. It wasn't long before he gave [...]
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Fathers, Talk to Us!

Daniel Plazek is a sales engineer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Luisa have 7 children, ranging from ages 12 to 26. In the following interview, Daniel shares his perspective on marriage, fatherhood, and also offers some practical advice for young parents. Tell us a [...]
Tags: Children, Vocation, family, Father, US, Christians in the middle of the world
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Pope Francis: Children are a gift

Video. (Rome Reports). This week's general audience was held outdoors in St. Peter's Square, where the Pope made his way through the crowds, in a popemobile. Lately, his catechesis have focused on the family. After dedicating his last two to fatherhood, he talked about children. [...]
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Letter from the Prelate of Opus Dei

In his monthly letter the Prelate speaks about the 85th anniversary of the moment when our Lord made St. Josemaría understand that Opus Dei was also for women, as well as for men. Read the full text: My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and [...]
Tags: February 14 , Church, Marriage, family, Women, Josemaria Escriva, Administration
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Pope Francis: A society that considers children a problem has no future

Video. (Rome Reports). After devoting two catechesis to the role of the father, Pope Francis reflected on children. He said that every child is unique and that the unrepeatable experience of childhood helps one to understand God. He stressed that a society without children is [...]
Tags: Faith, Children, Dignity, family, Pope Francis
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St. Josemaria was also instrumental in my understanding of happiness

Video. In this clip from Passionately Loving the World, Micki Blunt explains a deeper insight: "The only thing that can make us happy is loving and obeying God". Passionately Loving the World is a short documentary about ordinary Americans living the spirituality of St. Josemaria [...]
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The O'Bar Family: Happiness Amid Suffering

"You gotta have barbecue in Texas," proclaims Houston native Vince O'Bar, as he deftly arranges hamburgers over a hot fire in his backyard. He is a man who enjoys fishing with his sons, playing basketball with the guys, and drinking a cold beer on a [...]
Tags: Suffering, Sickness, Children, Marriage, family, happiness, St Josemaria Institute