Posts Tagged ‘#VisibleSign’

Making Earthly Life More Heavenly: Marriage Jubilarians

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Today, it is once again my privilege to celebrate a special Mass for married couples marking a significant jubilee anniversary. It is a day of profound love and thanks for 25, 50, 60 or even 75 years of married life together. The lives of these couples who have lived many years together are beautiful, but […] [Read more]

The Holy Family and Families Today

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

On the Church’s liturgical calendar, the first Sunday after Christmas is dedicated to the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph. As we celebrate this day, we also reflect on how the family of our Lord reveals God’s plan for all families. “To understand the family today,” said Pope Francis on the eve of the […] [Read more]

Responding to the Calling of Families to Evangelize the World

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Near the end of the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, a group of families representing a diversity of cultures were presented to Pope Francis. Representing all of the families gathered, they were blessed and sent to be witnesses of the Gospel in their homes and in their communities. This blessing, […] [Read more]

Conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With the celebration of Holy Mass yesterday, the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome came to a close. Together with an Extraordinary Synod held last year, this gathering of bishops representative of the Church in different parts of the world, joined by a variety of experts and observers, was asked […] [Read more]

The Gift of Love

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Standing before the altar, the man and woman gazed into each other’s eyes as each of them made this solemn promise and vow: “I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.” Shortly before, their respective parents had said to them with tears in their eyes, “I love you,” just as […] [Read more]

Opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Though the World Meeting of Families is a triannual event, this year’s gathering in Philadelphia was particularly significant as it served as a joyful introduction to the most important themes of the XIV Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which begins in Rome tomorrow and will end on October 25. We often hear Pope […] [Read more]