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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

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

Pope in Angelus: Society must welcome and support family life

Video (Rome Reports). After the inaugural Mass of the Synod on the Family, the Pope led the Angelus prayer, where he explained what the bishops will be doing during the weeks of the Synod. "We will keep our eyes fixed on Jesus to individualize based [...]
Tags: Faith, Church, Marriage, family, Synod on the Family

The Pope Calls On Society to Do More to Support Families

Video (Rome Reports). Before starting off his weekly general audience, Pope Francis made his way through St. Peter's Square, blessing pilgrims along the way. More than 50,000 people attended the audience under gloomy skies that eventually turned sunny. In light of the current Synod of [...]
Tags: Faith, Marriage, development, family, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family

Pope Francis Discusses Key Points From his Trip to Cuba and the United States

Video (Rome Reports). Pope Francis focused his first public catechesis after his trip to Cuba and the United States on what he learned and experienced from his travels. Arriving on the island as a "missionary of mercy,” the Pope said he wanted to share with the [...]
Tags: Faith, Youth, Freedom, Dignity, trips, Pope Francis, mercy

Pope Francis' Best Quotes About the Family During his Trip the U.S. and Cuba

Video (Rome Reports).His final destination was the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. But before he got there, and before he even arrived in the United States, Pope Francis made family life one of the central messages of his latest papal trip. During a meeting with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Hope, Faith, Generosity, Children, Church, Marriage, Solidarity, development, Dignity, God, family, happiness, Society, trips, US, Pope Francis

Did God create the world?

Catechesis on creation is enormously important. It goes to the very foundations of human and Christian life. It gives the Christian faith’s answer to the basic questions asked by people of all times: “Where do we come from?” “Where are we going?” “What was our [...]
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The Saints Change the Course of History

We offer some excerpts of the homily of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on the feast of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, given on June 20, 2015, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. Read the completed text. Jesus goes into the world of work to call his first [...]
Tags: The Way, Faith, Divine sonship, Grace, Church, Holiness, Work, Interior life, Ordinary life, Vocation, Evangelization, US, Josemaria Escriva

Review of Pope's trip to Latin America

Video (Rome Reports). It was a historic eight day trip, in three Latin American countries. It included long plane rides, Masses and a long list of speeches. Along with that, it included plenty of moving moments along the way. In Ecuador, the Pope visited a [...]
Tags: Education, Faith, Church, development, Dignity, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Pope Francis

My Life Opened to the Beauty of Life Itself

Gina Garcia from Muntinlupa, Philippines danced ballet professionally for years and is now a home-maker, a part-time ballet teacher, and also teaches Parenting Education courses as a volunteer. On raising kids, Gina says, "The greatest challenge is in reminding ourselves that these are the children [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Family and work, Faith, Divine sonship, Formation, Children, Freedom, Marriage, Character, trust, family, happiness, Women, Philippines, Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis