- Jun 18, 2021
The Catholic Church cannot claim to safeguard marriage and family life if it simply repeats its traditional teaching without supporting, encouraging and caring for real families, especially when they struggle to live up to that teaching, Pope Francis said.
Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk is the Director of the American Family and Fertility Project, a multi-year, multi-phase project examining the contours of American childbearing and family formation. She has looked into why some women choose to have many children.
Jaime Morales grew up in Mexico. Today, he lives in Wyoming, and has been a Knight of Columbus for more than 15 years. Whether by helping with fundraisers or building a pregnancy resource center, he has committed himself to serving others.
As Ireland went into lockdown, many families struggled to deal with their problems, both new and long-simmering.
It’s only in the context of the life – and sacred activity – of the Christian community, therefore, that the summons to seek, receive, and bestow mercy can be fully understood.
Inspired by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and her “Fridays for Future” protests, a young couple in Germany is launching a “Sundays for Life” campaign, inviting everyone to take to the streets every Sunday for about 30 minutes on behalf of unborn children and their mothers.
“Do not forget your mother and your grandmother, and the simple but robust faith that gave them the strength and tenacity to keep going and not to give up,” the pope told young people and families greeting him before the Palace of Culture on Romania’s Children’s Day June 1.
In his Angelus address on the feast of the Church’s first martyr, Pope Francis extolled him as a model of trust and forgiveness for modern-day families.