Family Life

Thumbnail joseph bischetti A life to be cherished

I hadn’t been to Holy Cross Cemetery since I visited my younger brother’s grave many years ago. Hidden from the view of the 405 Freeway, it was...

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Thumbnail greg lisa popcak Beatitudinal fatherhood: Dads as living examples of the Christian life in family life

Want to be the best father you were made to be? Live the Beatitudes, Greg Popcak writes in a new book, “BeDaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad,”...

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Thumbnail charlie gard  photo charlie gards gofundme page cna Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

London, England, Jul 25, 2017 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 106877801 Child poverty and the family

In setting out to confront a problem, it’s necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child poverty in America...

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Thumbnail pets love Going to the dogs

An eagle-eyed friend of mine recently caught a headline describing a “canine-inspired lifestyle.” It was a revelatory moment, for it seemed to...

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Thumbnail ruben navarette good parenting Good parenting requires a little tough love

My 10-year-old son recently handed down his sentence, declaring my wife and me “the worst parents ever!” Our crime? A new policy at Casa de...

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Thumbnail summertime health safety Help your children enjoy a healthy, happy summer

While your children are on summer vacation, they’ll likely spend more time in front of televisions, cell phones and computers. To help them enjoy a...

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Thumbnail woman credit unsplash  cna Is the single life a vocation? Maybe we're asking the wrong question.

Denver, Colo., Jul 20, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- From a young age, Catholics are taught to pray about and discern their vocations – whether...

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Thumbnail pope francis kisses a child in st peters square for the general audience dec 9 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna Love must be core of family life, Pope says ahead of WMOF

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2017 / 05:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying...

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Thumbnail getonthebus prison Moms in prison

After getting to St. Dennis Church in Diamond Bar by 3 a.m. on an early Friday morning in May, riding almost five hours on a bumpy tour bus and...

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Way back in ancient history, before Match.com and Tinder, there was, at least in one part of Los Angeles, something we called “hotline.” The rumor...

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Thumbnail child prostitution Sexual exploitation can happen without a family noticing

“Rita” was sexually exploited for two years, without anyone in her family noticing. During that time, the adolescent went to school, slept at home...

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While I was doing graduate studies in Belgium, I lived at the American College in Leuven. On staff there at the time, in the housekeeping and...

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Thumbnail 20369903 1565234270206581 7282945766372287507 o The Marian Heart of America: Our Lady of Guadalupe and our “Post-Christian” Society

(Archbishop Gomez delivered these remarks at the 7th Annual Napa Institute Summer Conference) My dear friends, I am just coming back from...

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Thumbnail grazie pozo christie adoption The perfect gift of adoption

Motherhood is very much on our minds in the month of May — both the divine motherhood of Mary and the more prosaic version the rest of us...

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Thumbnail marriage credit ivan galashchuk via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 14 15 US bishops say Amoris Laetitia is deeper than 'myopic' commentaries

Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States bishops have said that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love in...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in st peter square feb 22 2017 credit losservatore romano 2 cna Vatican clarifies: Gay couple received standard form letter from Pope, not endorsement

A congratulatory letter sent from Pope Francis to a same-sex couple regarding the baptism of their children was a standard form letter sent to all...

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Thumbnail domestic violence Violence within the home affects the entire community

“Sometimes we think that domestic violence only involves intimate partners, however, it can transcend to the community,” said Dr. Ana Nogales,...

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