Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Samoa: Church should promote early childhood education Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
early childhood education

The church should play a more proactive role in promoting early childhood education says the secretary general of the Samoa Council of Churches, Reverend Ma’auga Motu. “When it comes to Early Childhood Education, I know that has to start from the church,” he said. “I believe the church has the initiative to make this happen Read more

Fears religion will isolate children at school stops parents passing on faith Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Fears religion will isolate their children at school is stopping parents from passing on their faith. A recent poll of 1,013 UK parents found a quarter of them are of this opinion. Furthermore, nearly one in five said it was not their role “as a parent to pass on my beliefs to my children”. The Read more

Families targeted by specific demon says exorcist Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Families are targeted by a demon specialising in attacking the love that grows within marriage and family life. Exorcist Fr. César Truqui, warned everything harming the family, including divorce, pleases the devil. “A demon who specializes in the attack on the family, [is] also cited in the story of Tobias, called ‘Asmodeus,’” he said. In Read more

My whāngai family Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

My grandad grew bananas. I never got to eat one — the garden was off-limits to us kids. But the palms of that exotic tree swayed gently in the breeze above the garden walls, tempting us with its forbidden treats. A cousin bragged once that he’d snuck into the garden when no one was looking, Read more

Pope signs statutes for Vatican mega-dicastery Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Pope Francis has signed the statutes for a new “mega-dicastery” in the Vatican for laity, family and life. The Pontifical Councils for Laity and for the Family will become one dicastery, also a pontifical council. The new body should begin its work on September 1, but it is still unknown who will head it. Francis Read more

Cardinal could be prosecuted for ‘gay empire’ jibe Comments 1

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

LGBT and feminist activists want to have a Spanish cardinal penalised for hate speech after he said a “gay empire” is one of the threats to the family. On May 13, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia delivered a homily in which he stated the family has become a target in various ways. “The family is Read more

Exorcist names demon who attacks the family Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

There is a demon who specialises in attacking the family, an Italian exorcist says. Fr César Truqui said that this demon, cited in the biblical story of Tobias, is called “Asmodeus”. In the Old Testament book, the demon is known to have killed seven of Sarah’s husbands and was chained in the desert by St Read more

Resist ideological colonisation says worship prefect Comments 0

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has urged Catholics to resist both “ideological colonisation” and the removal of God from society. Cardinal Robert Sarah did this during a speech at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on May 17. The Guinean cardinal spoke of a religious persecution and threat being visited on Read more

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope calls for compassionate Church Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

In a new document, Pope Francis has called for renewed efforts to strengthen marriages, while being compassionate and close to people in their frailty. The 325-paragraph document, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), draws together almost three years of consultation with Catholics around the world, including synods in 2014 and 2015. Among the many topics Read more

First thoughts on Amoris Laetitia Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He congratulated those proudly orthodox seminarians for their devotion to the dogmatic and moral truths proposed by the Church, but he also offered some pointed pastoral advice. He said that it Read more