Tag: Families

Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical “New Year” is tied to special traditions at home.

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Cardinal: Document on family develops doctrine, doesn’t change it

Cardinal: Document on family develops doctrine, doesn’t change it

| Carol Glatz | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ document on the family reflects an “organic development” of church teaching and doctrine, said Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, theologian and participant in both synods that dealt with the topic.

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Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Meeting of Families will be held for the first time in the U.S. in Philadelphia Sept. 22-25 with the aim of strengthening families in America and across the globe. Under the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the four-day “congress” intends to deepen the Church’s understanding of the family and its challenges, and provide tools to build up what “Lumen Gentium” — a principal document of the Second Vatican Council — calls “the domestic Church.” Throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic families are making daily efforts to build their own domestic Churches through prayer, charity and intentional living. The Catholic Spirit invited local Catholics to share their efforts to make their homes Catholic homes. The following are in their own words.

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As Philadelphia pilgrimage begins, Catholics embrace challenge and hope

As Philadelphia pilgrimage begins, Catholics embrace challenge and hope

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The group arrived shortly after noon in Philadelphia, four hours before Pope Francis was scheduled to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time near Washington, D.C., following his visit to Cuba.
Pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis expect to see the pope on Saturday and Sunday; in the meanwhile, they’ll be attending lectures, workshops and expert panels at the World Meeting of Families.

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Moorhead couple: Family rosary a teaching moment

Moorhead couple: Family rosary a teaching moment

| Katrina Genereux | September 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Whether biking to confession as a family, praying the rosary with their five children or blessing their food before eating at a restaurant, the Davis family is working toward holiness one day at a time with the guidance of the Catholic Church.

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Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

| Sister Candace Fier | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.

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Selfless love through everyday faithfulness

Selfless love through everyday faithfulness

| Katrina Genereux for The Catholic Spirit | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“God’s fingerprints were all over it,” said Liz Rongen, speaking about how she met her husband, Aaron, when they were both in their mid-30s.

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