Posts Tagged family

Wojtyla’s homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

Wojtyla's homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

The light of the Holy Family shines out . . . Cardinal Wojtyla In the Christmas season we often address the newborn Lord with the prayer, “Raise your

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The Family and the root of sociability

The Family and the root of sociability

Maritain on “root generosity” of being For all of the incisive arguments made by Aristotle for “man as political animal,” he did not quite reach the root cause.

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John Paul II on the Family

John Paul II on the Family

Charles Umlauf, Family, Austin TX Blessed John Paul II would often remark about the aspect of personal existence as something “unrepeatable.” This is the core of the Church’s

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Sacraments and signs of hope for families

John Paul II spoke about Christ as the vine who nourishes and protects the family. In his Letter to Families (§18) he provides some detail about how the

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John Paul II on protecting the Family

The family is the cell of the good society and the locus of a civilization of love. The family is vulnerable to forces and trends of an “anti-civilization”

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On the Civilization of Love and the Family

John Paul uses the phrase “civilization of love” as a forerunner to the notion of the culture of life. We usually think of civilization in terms of its

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