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24/01/2018
Local Churches
Bishop De Luca: “360-degree help for the family so that it may be the territory’s absolute protagonist of the territory”

A Family Help Center named “Amoris Laetitia” was opened a few weeks ago in the diocese of Termoli-Larino to provide assistance and support of experts and qualified personnel in different fields. A unique reality for the region, the center is located in the premises of the former episcopal seminary. ...

21/01/2018
Books
The social networks are full of children: Who protects them?

The observations of the journalist Simone Cosmi and the psychoanalyst Alberto Rossetti, in the book published by Città Nuova “Nasci, cresci e posta” constitute this guide for understanding the market strategies of the websites dedicated to children. Although the web appears as a safe ...

06/01/2018
Pope Francis
In the words chosen by the Pope for the feast days, the themes of family and life are constantly and concretely evoked

The year just begun “opens in the name of the Mother of God.” Mary, placing herself as a mother between her son Jesus and people, carries out “a very special function.” Furthermore, “all parents” are “guardians of their children’s lives,” not owners, and they have the task of “helping them grow and ...

17/11/2017
Pontifical Academy for Life
Pope Francis’s Message to the participants at the Meeting of the World Medical Association on end-of-life issues: “Fighting Pain and Loneliness”

“The categorical imperative is to never abandon the sick”. All are called to “give love in his or her own way—as a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother or sister, a doctor or a nurse. But give it!”. Pope Francis said this in the message he sent to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of ...

13/01/2018
Youth
Just one year until the WYD: Preparations are now lively, with a meeting in Stuttgart

Putting the spotlights on young people is also on the Dicastery’s agenda for 2018. With the aim of reflecting together on “how to plan youth ministry in the Movement, to bring young people closer to Christ and put themselves at the service of the Church,” Father João Chagas, head of our Dicastery’s ...

12/01/2018
Dicastery
In today’s issue of the Osservatore Romano, a long interview with the Prefect Kevin Farrell

A reflection on the year and a half passed since the establishment of the Dicastery; the presentation of the major events being prepared, including the World Meeting of Families and the World Youth Day in Panama. Also, support for life and collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life, the role ...

24/01/2018
Local Churches
Bishop De Luca: “360-degree help for the family so that it may be the territory’s absolute protagonist of the territory”

A Family Help Center named “Amoris Laetitia” was opened a few weeks ago in the diocese of Termoli-Larino to provide assistance and support of experts and qualified personnel in different fields. A unique reality for the region, the center is located in the premises of the former episcopal seminary. ...

20/01/2018
Local Churches
The Archdiocese of Toledo proposes a path for spouses celebrating their silver anniversary

For years now, golden and silver wedding anniversaries have been celebrated in different parishes of the Archdiocese of Toledo. The diocesan delegate for the family and life, Miguel Garrigós Domínguez, recently announced that a special course, prepared in collaboration with the three family ...