“The immense good which this noble devotion Read the rest…
“The family that recites the Rosary together reproduces something of the atmosphere of the household of Nazareth: its members place Jesus at the center; they share his joys and sorrows; they place their needs and their plans in his hands; they draw from him the hope and strength to go on.” Pope John Paul II
What about my home and my homelife reflect the household of Nazareth? What about it does not? How can I help my family enter into the mysteries of the Rosary so that Jesus is at the center of all we do and say?
Documentation on the miraculous revival of a stillborn baby whose parents prayed to Ven. Fulton Sheen for the life of their child is now under consideration by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.
JD asks: “I don’t see any mention in the Catechism about Catholics being forbidden to use alternatives such as homeopathy or acupuncture to treat illnesses like cancer or diabetes. Is this true, and if so, can you tell me what documents contain this teaching?”
Researchers at Oregon Health and Sciences University say they have created human embryos with genes taken from one man and two women for the purpose of preventing babies from inheriting rare diseases, but the technique has set off a fierce ethics debate.
“To pray the Rosary for children, and even more, with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily ‘pause for prayer’ with the family, is admittedly not the solution to every problem, but it is a spiritual aid which should not be underestimated.”
– Pope John Paul II
Does my family “pause for prayer” together? What problem is assailing my family today, cultural or otherwise? Can we begin, if we haven’t already begun, to pray the Rosary together for a solution? What is one way I can initiate this effort or what is one way I can increase my family’s prayer of it?
In an interview with the Catholic News Service (CNS), Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput minced no words when advising Catholic voters that their loyalty must be to God and the Church first when it comes to hot button issues such as abortion.
One of the best ways to strengthen faith is to study the lives of the saints, and the U.S. Bishops have selected 10 saints to start with as the Year of Faith begins.