149 – “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed. Our contemplation of the fulfillment which we have yet to attain also allows us to see in proper perspective the historical journey which we make as families, and in this way to stop demanding of our interpersonal relationships a perfection, a purity of intentions and a consistency which we will only encounter in the Kingdom to come”

We all remember the experiences of so many of our national soldiers who went through arduous, exhausting and seemingly interminable combats. How many of them…

148 – “The Church does not disregard the constructive elements in those situations which do not yet or no longer correspond to her teaching on marriage”

In reading Saint Augustine’s The City of God, we get the sensation that he was writing for our days; not what he wrote on the…

145 – “The divorced who have entered a new union can find themselves in a variety of situations, which should not be pigeonholed or fit into overly rigid classifications leaving no room for a suitable discernment”

“God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile…

105 – Not all discern, in their solitude, the Lord calling them. Around us we find various families in so-called irregular situations – I don’t really like this word

Among the wide feedback that we have been receiving from around the globe, offering support and useful contributions, some time ago we received a suggestion…

102 – The family is an anthropological fact, and consequently a social, cultural fact, etc. We cannot qualify it with ideological concepts. Today there can be no talk of the conservative family or the progressive family: family is family!

Ever since it began some time ago, this site, which aims to shed light on the terribly confusing ideas going around these days, has quite…

90 – It is necessary to have a fraternal and attentive welcome of the baptized who have established a new relationship of cohabitation after the failure of the marital sacrament; in fact, these persons are by no means excommunicated — they are not excommunicated! They are still a part of the Church. No closed doors! No closed doors!

Who hasn’t passed through the sad situation of assisting a beloved one in their last moments? When finally he or she passes away, we continue…