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Family

 

Employment on a human scale

“Facilitating access to employment and offering help”, so that work may “be decent, protected in its rights and clear, in a culture of public accountability ...

Support for families in difficulty

“The family is one of the most precious assets of humanity, but is it not perhaps the most vulnerable?”. Pope Francis asked this in a ...

Eleven women around the table

For the first time in the history of bilateral relations a vice-president led an all-female delegation to the Vatican. On 12 February Shahindokht Molaverdi of ...

Eighty thousand flames

On Saturday evening, 4 October, approximately 80,000 people gathered in response to Pope Francis' invitation to the prayer vigil on the eve of the opening ...

In front of the relics of exemplary couples

A prayer in Chinese for the Synod Fathers, one in Filipino for the injured and those who have experience scandal, one in Portuguese for people ...

From the Synod to Philadelphia

There is just one year until the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and the preparations for the celebration have begun. The city’s Archbishop, Charles ...

The beauty of family

Why dedicate so many pages of the Holy See’s newspaper to names?Because these names correspond to the faces of the people around the world, who ...

Without the family there is no development

The Family doesn't just “matter”, it stands “at the very heart of human development”. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, ...

The family at the centre

“Pope Francis's work today, like that of Cardinal Bergoglio's when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, confirms the centrality of pastoral care of the family ...

My sister is a four-leafed clover

Viola has a new baby sister whom it has been decided to call Mimosa (“because they are two flowers and violet and yellow are two ...

The universal value  of family

In today's society there is great need to rediscover the meaning and purpose of marriage and the importance of family, says the religious sister who ...

Milan awaits the Pope

Families from five continents are meeting in Milan for the 7th World Meeting. It will be these same families that will welcome Benedict XVI on ...

A message of civilization and hope

A passionate message of civilization and hope for building the society of the future is what the Seventh World Meeting of Families inaugurated this morning ...

The foundations of human life

“A privileged opportunity to contemplate the gift of the Spirit at work through the unity and missionary urgency that he awakens in us all”. In ...

Indulgence for the occasion of the Seventh World Meeting of Families

Apostolic Penitentiary Milan Decree The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful who, on the occasion of the Seventh World Meeting of Families, will gather ...

From God's love hope for families

The secret of the problems of families and their solution lies in the Crucified One. It is Mr and Mrs Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi ...

Rite for the blessing of a child in the womb

The text of “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb”, which should be available in all U.S. parishes by Mother's Day, has ...

From generation to generation

We strongly feel the need to re-found the pastoral policies of the Church in defence of the family and life by deepening our anthropological knowledge, ...

An original glance at contemporary society

Unfortunately, the French sociologist, Paul Yonnet, still young at 63, died unable to finish his trilogy of studies on the family. Of this trilogy, in ...

A renewed culture of life and family

Life demands absolute and unconditional respect in all phases of development and under whatever conditions: “Life is always a good, because it is the manifestation ...

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