BLOG: family
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This year the Gospel for today is the finding of the child Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). In other years, it is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) or the presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40). Is your family ...read more
Julian Paparella explores Pope Francis' thoughts on the fruitfulness of marriage and the unconditional, self-giving love of parents for their children. ...read more
In speaking of married love, Pope Francis offers us a blueprint for loving concretely and sincerely amidst the clamour of daily life. ...read more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' address at the Festival of Families in Croke Park, part of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. ...read more
The key to Christian marriage is the love of God at its centre. Read Julian Paparella's reflection on chapter 3 of Amoris Laetitia. ...read more
What challenges does the modern family face? What is the Church's role in its encounter with families? Julian Paparella explores ch 2 of Amoris Laetitia. ...read more