Bishop Egan urges “Christian Dads” to emulate St. Joseph as model of fatherhood and faithfulness

In a pastoral letter Bishop Philip Egan issued to “Christian Dads” to be read in all churches and chapels of the Diocese of Portsmouth, he spoke about the life of St. Joseph, the importance of fatherhood, and encouraged fathers to emulate the virtues that Saint Joseph displayed on a daily basis as the husband of… Continue reading Bishop Egan urges “Christian Dads” to emulate St. Joseph as model of fatherhood and faithfulness

“Forgiveness is the essence of love " Pope Francis on the feast of the Holy family

The Holy Father during his traditional Angelus address on the feast of the Holy Family spoke in a special way to families.Citing the Holy Family,he said that the infant Jesus with his mother Mary and with St. Joseph are a shining example of mercy and salvation for the entire world.   Here’s the full text of… Continue reading “Forgiveness is the essence of love " Pope Francis on the feast of the Holy family

Pope Francis’s address at family synod prayer vigil: full text

Dear Families, Good evening! What good is it to light a little candle in the darkness?  Isn’t there a better way to dispel the darkness? Can the darkness even be overcome? At some points in life – this life so full of amazing resources – such questions have to be asked. When life proves difficult… Continue reading Pope Francis’s address at family synod prayer vigil: full text

The World Meeting of Families Catechism

Preparatory Catechesis At each World Meeting of Families (WMOF), the host diocese writes a preparatory catechesis. This is a fundamental part of the meeting, and it elaborates on this year’s theme: “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” Ten themes about love, joy, and the nature of the family embody the preparatory catechesis, which… Continue reading The World Meeting of Families Catechism

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