Tag: Family

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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UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two local Catholic leaders are scheduled to present at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, held Sept. 22-27.

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Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

| Bridget Ryder | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Participants explore St. John Paul II’s ‘Letter to Families’ amid gay marriage issue, World Meeting of Families

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moral theology professor says Church’s teachings on sexuality promote meaningful, joyful life

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Synod addresses critical role of family in the Church

Synod addresses critical role of family in the Church

| October 9, 2014

Pope Francis, as you no doubt know by now, has called an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops at the Vatican from Oct. 6-19, 2014. The Synod’s focus and theme is the family. The initial draft, or lineamenta, was circulated widely last fall for comment by anyone in the Church who wished to be so involved. Here in the Archdiocese, literally hundreds of Catholics chose to do so. All those comments, world-wide, were gathered together and formed the basis for the Instrumentum Laboris, which will serve as the agenda for the historic October gathering of bishops, priests, consecrated men and women and lay faithful. The list of participants was released two weeks ago and included several Americans.

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Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

| Julia Willis | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a person retires, the support and encouragement of family and friends become a crucial part of daily living.

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Sister leads the way for younger brother

Sister leads the way for younger brother

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Big sisters often push their younger siblings away, fighting for their independence and fending off attempts by a little brother to “tag along.”

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Rediscover: family joy

Rediscover: family joy

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Jesus, Mary, Joseph are model for every Christian family
– Family’s love stretches across the globe
– Family: The heart of a culture
– Living in the domestic Church

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