The Pope Video, May 2021: The Beauty of Marriage

Dear friends of The Pope Video,Some people say that marriage has gone out of style and that these days aren’t the right time to undertake the adventure of getting married. And yes, it’s an adventure, a great adventure—or, as Francis says, “a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort.” In order to get married, as when preparing for any journey, you need to prepare yourself well. You need to understand that “marriage isn’t just a ‘social’ act; it’s a vocation that’s born from the heart,” as the Pope says in this month’s video. Go ahead and share this message of joy that reminds us that “sharing one’s life is something beautiful.”“Let  us  pray  for  young  people  who  are  preparing  for  marriage  with  the  support  of  a  Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience”.Share the video on Facebook  MayLet us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate financial markets and protect citizens from its dangers. AprilLet us pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis, that they may see...

Plain Talks on Marriage

Don’t let worldly lies corrupt your marriage. Over 500,000 copies of Plain Talks on Marriage sold! Plain Talks on Marriage is back in print for the first time since the 1900s.  Society has suffered the devil’s many attacks on marriage and family since the last publication of Fr. Fulgence Meyer’s work. Sister Lucia, the Fatima visionary, even warned our times that “The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family.” Today, every major issue attacks marriage and the family. The Marriage of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph As truth about the sanctity of marriage has been silenced, divorce has become rampant and same-sex unions have been legalized. Families have been severely injured by birth control and abortion. The straightforward truth Plain Talks on Marriage offers is a solution to the evils of the world. It contains practical counsel and wisdom relevant for every Catholic married couple. What’s Inside Plain Talks on Marriage? Plain Talks on Marriage contains the antidotal truth to the destructive lies society proclaims about marriage and family. Specifically, this book addresses the following: Chapter I: Happiness in Marriage Chapter II: The Nature of Marriage Chapter III: The Purposes and Privileges of Marriage Chapter IV: Sins Against Holy...

Amoris laetitia: Family brings light in the world – Vatican News

Amoris laetitia: Family brings light in the world In 10 episodes, one each month, we bring you a video with the Pope’s reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, and Vatican News, and aims to ‘re-read’ the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always “primarily an opportunity”. Amoris laetitia (58-88) LOOKING TO JESUS: THE VOCATION OF THE FAMILY 58. In and among families, the Gospel message should always resound; the core of that message, the kerygma, is what is “most beautiful, most excellent, most appealing and at the same time most necessary”.50 This message “has to occupy the centre of all evangelizing activity”. It is the first and most important proclamation, “which we must hear again and again in different ways, and which we must always announce in one form or another”. Indeed, “nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wise than that message”. In effect, “all Christian formation consists of entering more deeply into the...

True Romantic Love Is a Love for a Lifetime

The Facts of Life Series: Romance and Marriage So much of life is a promise. A panorama of possibility. An expanse of excitement and exploration. A hope for happiness and a search for meaning and fulfillment. An adventure of being and becoming.  A quest for timeless truth and timely wisdom.  A search for true goodness and real beauty.  A life […] Source: True Romantic Love Is a Love for a...