Posts Tagged ‘Familiaris Consortio’

Familiaris Consortio and the Gift of Children

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Thirty-five years ago, early in his pontificate, Saint John Paul II convened a Synod of Bishops to reflect on the mission of the Christian family in the modern world. This 1980 gathering was followed a year later by the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Familiaris Consortio. This momentous document has guided the Church ever […] [Read more]

The Fundamental Vocation of the Family

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

One of the most well-known and often repeated statements of Saint John Paul II – “The future of humanity passes by way of the family” – rings as true today as when he wrote it in 1981 in the conclusion of his apostolic exhortation, Familiaris Consortio (The Christian Family in the Modern World, 86). That […] [Read more]

Loving God and Others in Religious and Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Jesus taught that every one is obliged to love God and his neighbor in the faithful observance of the commandments.  Indeed, the entirety of the Law can be summed up in this one word – “love” (Matthew 22:36-40; Luke 10:25-28).  Similarly, Blessed Pope John Paul II confirmed that love “is the fundamental and innate vocation […] [Read more]

The Love of the Holy Family

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The joy of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph – fills our hearts this Christmas season.  In them is the prototype and model for every family.  Just as Christ “the new Adam, in the very revelation of the mystery of the Father and of his love, fully reveals man to himself and brings […] [Read more]