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Pope Francis: We undervalue mothers

Pope Francis is a momma’s boy. He talks about motherhood so well and so often that we’ve written on it before. Between his love for the Blessed Mother and his admiration for hard-working earthly moms, there’s a lot to cover: like the time he boldly called motherhood an antidote to selfishness, his decision to dedicate…

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Motherhood: strongest antidote to selfishness

Pope Francis is the newest pope of the people. For the first time in decades, media reports on the Holy See are trending positive, non-Catholics find him endearing and his own flock reveal a certain admiration for him, lovingly calling him “Papa Frankie.” While we may have a special place in our hearts for the…

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Amoris Laetitia for NFPers, not dummies

From the Family Foundations archives **** “‘Marriage was not instituted solely for the procreation of children’ but also that mutual love ‘might be properly expressed, that it should grow and mature.’” – Amoris Laetitia, 125 I talk about love. A lot. God is love, and any who preach Jesus Christ must always preach love. I teach sexual…

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Dear Pope Francis

I seriously love this! Last month, Loyola Press and Pope Francis published his first children’s book entitled Dear Pope Francis. It’s actually the first children’s book ever published by a pope. Letters for the pope were gathered from children across the globe and 30 were selected to be answered and placed in the book. These questions ranged…

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In Zika controversy, remember what the Church officially teaches

Last week we witnessed the latest installation in what is almost becoming a serial tale of Pope Francis raising confusion and controversy with his in-flight press conferences. This case was, as were the others, exacerbated by headlines and reporting by secular media outlets that lack knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church teaching. Thus headlines were…

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CCL and the Year of Mercy: February

We apologize for posting this late. We continue our prayer campaign in this Year of Mercy by remembering how the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines mercy: “The loving kindness, compassion, or forbearance shown to one who offends (i.e., the mercy of God to us sinners).” In the spirit of that definition, as we pray…

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Smartphones as digital contraception?

I am still struck by a blog post from a while back written by Theology of the Body Institute educator Bill Donaghy after an incident he witnessed during Pope Francis’ visit to America. The title caught my eye — Digital Contraception — and therein he tackled with beauty and insight the ever-increasing presence of technology in our lives…

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CCL and the Year of Mercy: January

We continue our prayer campaign in this Year of Mercy by remembering how the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines mercy: “The loving kindness, compassion, or forbearance shown to one who offends (i.e., the mercy of God to us sinners).” In the spirit of that definition, as we pray monthly for mercy in various areas…

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CCL and the Year of Mercy: Let it begin with me

We begin by remembering how the Catechism of the Catholic Church defines mercy: “The loving kindness, compassion, or forbearance shown to one who offends (i.e., the mercy of God to us sinners).” In the spirit of that definition, as we pray monthly for mercy in various areas we, then, are not asking for prayers or…

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Pope Francis’ talk on families

Since Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. in September, he has still left quite a “buzz” throughout the country, and I continue to be amazed at how such a short trip has made such a large impact. His welcoming and friendly demeanor truly encompass everything that is great about the Church, and even secular people…

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