Resources for Families and Family Life Ministry from St. Paul-Inside-the-Walls

The Office of Family Life 4 Family Life MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Marriage & Family Resources Training & Pastoral Resources Marriage Preparation Women’s Health & Fertility Awareness Bereavement Separated and Divorced RESPECT LIFE Respect Life Contact Us Eniola Honsberger Director of the Office of Family Life 973-377-1004, ext. 417 ehonsbergerpatersondiocese.org Our Purpose Support Strengthen Serve Our main priority is to supprort pastors and parish staff by providing resources and trainings to better equip and prepare them to work with the people in their parishes and evangelize those searching for community. We strive to strengthen the couples that attend our diocesan marriage prep programs and natural family planning classes with the beauty of God’s Plan for their lives in a engaging and inviting way. The Office of Family Life serves the people of the Diocese of Paterson through family life programs that meet people where they are at, such as; the annulment process, the women’s conference, and much more!                                                    St. Paul Inside the Walls        205 Madison Avenue              Madison, NJ 07940...

Canadian Catholics prepare for Week for Life and Family – Vatican News

Canadian Catholics prepare for Week for Life and Family Catholics in Canada prepare for the National Week for Life and the Family focused on the family as a domestic church. By Lisa Zengarini Ahead of the National Week for Life and the Family, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has reminded that, as a domestic Church, all Christian families are called to proclaim joyfully the good news of salvation, in spite of their human weaknesses. The theme of the Week The event is celebrated by Church in Canada annually to encourage families to live the Gospel of life and family and includes a March for life in Ottawa. This years’ week will be commemorated from May 9 to May 16, with the theme, “Family, the Domestic Church: A Sign of Hope and Life” The Church’s mission to the world meant to be carried out by families too  In his message for the occasion, CCCB’ president, Archbishop of Winnipeg Richard Gagnon, reminds that Church’s mission to the world “is meant to be carried out not only by bishops, priests, and religious, but it is for lay people and families too”.  Although “no family is perfect” and therefore we...

Pope Francis: ‘We must save lives, not build weapons to destroy them’ – Vatican News

Pope Francis: ‘We must save lives, not build weapons to destroy them’ A new book entitled “God and the World to Come” hits bookstores on Tuesday, in which Pope Francis grants a book-length interview to Italian journalist Domenico Agasso (Edizione Piemme-LEV). We publish here an excerpt translated from the original Italian. DOMENICO AGASSO Q: Your Holiness, how do you interpret the “earthquake” that hit the world in 2020 in the form of a novel coronavirus? “In life there are moments of darkness. Too often we think that they only happen to others and not to us, to someone else, in another country, perhaps on a distant continent. Instead, we all ended up in the pandemic’s tunnel. Pain and sorrow have broken through the doors of our homes, invaded our thoughts, attacked our dreams and plans. And so today no one can afford to rest easy. The world will never be the same again. But it is precisely within this calamity that we must grasp those signs which may prove to be the cornerstones of reconstruction. Speeches are not enough to solve emergencies. The pandemic is an alarm signal on which humanity is forced to reflect. This time of trial...

Save Babies in NJ from Gov. Murphy’s Abortion Sentence

Save Babies in NJ from Gov. Murphy’s Abortion Sentence     Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act, the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. NJ already holds the infamous status of the most unsafe state in the nation for a baby in the womb, as abortion facilities outnumber pro-life pregnancy centers, 50 -37. As the life movement continues to win the public debate regarding protections for babies in the womb, Gov. Murphy, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Sen. Linda Greenstein and 14 Assembly members have put forth a bill that would seal the fate of the unborn for decades to come in our state. Currently, NJ has no restrictions on abortion. Any abortion regulations that passed the legislative process in previous decades were found to be unconstitutional by activist judges in our state. Therefore, our abortion laws reflect those of Communist China and North Korea. The Reproductive Freedom Act will now codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations. This includes: Babies can be aborted up to the point of birth. Pregnant teenage moms can abort their children without the abortionist or school officials ever notifying parents....

Because the Soul of our Nation is at Stake

Considering Catholic Morality: One Month Before the Election By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB During this critical election, please pray for our nation, candidates and electorate. So… I’ve viewed statements and videos from various bishops and priests about the role of the Church as we head into the elections. Some were a bit wimpy; some were ok. Few were strong enough – so I’ll write something. I’ll start with this: As Catholics, remember that moral issues are hugely important. It’s not “just the economy” that is a concern when we go to the polls. Christian morality has always been fundamental to the roots and foundation of the United States. It’s okay to tell people that this country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and that these values were embraced by our Founding Fathers as the path that would make our democratic nation outstanding. We were not founded to be a purely secular state and certainly not an atheist one. Christian morality has always been at the heart of American life. Please feel obliged to speak about moral issues that are truly important in our nation. Issues like – the right to life in the womb, the education of our children, the importance...