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Pope Francis advises separated parents on how to educate their children

Video (Rome Reports). Good weather returned to Rome, and it brought large crowds to the Pope's general audience on Wednesday. Moving among the thousands of pilgrims, the Pope heard a unique sound in St. Peter's Square. And just moments before he delivered his catechesis, he [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, family, Pope Francis, Persecuted Christians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Children, Marriage, family

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