Tag: Family

Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

| Sarah Mac Donald | July 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered nontraditional, said Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the theologian who reviewed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family.

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Duties to family members include love, but with wisdom

Duties to family members include love, but with wisdom

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a family member who keeps intruding in my life. I want to love this person well, and I don’t want to go against God’s teaching about the duty we owe to family, but this person’s constant interruptions and negative attitude are affecting my family and me. What can I do?

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Pope’s last ‘Mercy Friday’ visit is with former priests, their families

Pope’s last ‘Mercy Friday’ visit is with former priests, their families

| Cindy Wooden | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nearing the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis paid a visit to seven families formed by men who left the priesthood to marry. The Vatican said the visit was a sign that God loves and is merciful to everyone experiencing difficulty.

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Adoption vs. surrogacy

Adoption vs. surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | October 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

As the discussion on surrogacy continues before a Minnesota state legislative commission studying the issue, the divide between the two sides becomes clearer, even as proponents of the practice try to normalize it.

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Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Applying the common faith they professed publicly earlier in the day, Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II urged common action on behalf of persecuted Christians, welcome for refugees and defense of the family.

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Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

| Josephine von Dohlen | June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Tuesday after the 8:15 Mass, about one dozen grandparents gather in the Marian chapel of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul to pray the rosary for their grandchildren.

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Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

| April 14, 2016 | 4 Comments

I think many people were looking for a completely new approach to marriage and family life. That just did not happen. Pope Francis affirms all of the doctrinal understanding of marriage and family. But he does call us to live a greater degree of mercy. That is, taking the time to see and understand another, and to really stand in solidarity with a families circumstance, and while doing so, bring into that moment the goodness, beauty and truth of Christ.

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New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

| Jonathan Liedl | January 15, 2016 | 27 Comments

“Our goal is incredibly aggressive,” said Matthew Christoff, who began writing the “Catholic Watchmen” column for The Catholic Spirit in November. “The vision is that every single man [in the archdiocese] who calls himself a Catholic will have received a personal appeal to join the Catholic Watchmen.”

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Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pat Shannon counted the steps. Nine that time, he said. It was a big move for the pilgrims who had been standing in a massive crowd on a Philadelphia side street waiting to go through security to join Pope Francis’ Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had dinner with pilgrims from the archdiocese Sept. 25 who attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and were preparing for Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 arrival into the city for the Festival of Families on Saturday and the World Meeting of Families’ closing Mass Sunday.

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Saints helping the household

Saints helping the household

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wondering what saints your family should turn to for their needs? Some saints have special connections to family roles. Saints — men and women the Church believes are in heaven — commonly asked to intercede for families (and their feast days) include:

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MN World Meeting attendees assess challenges facing families

MN World Meeting attendees assess challenges facing families

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The question of the greatest challenge facing families in Minnesota is one Jean Stolpestad regularly mulls, she said. The director of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office for Marriage, Family and Life, Stolpestad oversees initiatives and programs aimed at strengthening Catholic families.

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