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The Blessing of Family

The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings, and he is quick to share anecdotes from his childhood in Argentina to illustrate his points.

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Lucky Exodus

Our family was lucky. Or at least that’s what my parents told me. “We got out of Cuba just in time. ” First my mother, with my two siblings and me, in 1960. Then my father, shortly before the revolutionaries appropriated the family business

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Homeless like Me

She had taken me for a homeless woman, and she was afraid of homeless people like me. No one had ever looked at me with pure, raw fear. It stung. I slunk back to my seat and watched as the visitors placed their donations on a folding table and backed away.

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Raising Spiritually Healthy Children

Most parents are keenly aware of their children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. We record our children’s height with pencil marks on the kitchen wall and note milestones in photo albums and scrapbooks. We monitor their health and celebrate their achievements.

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Choose Love: A Message from Pope Francis

“The heart of the human being aspires to great things, lofty values, deep friendships, ties that are strengthened rather than broken by the trials of life. The human being aspires to love and to be loved. This is our deepest aspiration: to love and be loved; and definitively.” –Pope Francis

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