Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Conscience not the same as personal preferences – Pope Francis

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

“Too many people confuse a rightly-formed conscience with personal preferences dominated by selfishness” Pope Francis said in a video message to an Italian meeting on ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ his exhortation on the family. “Conscience,” he said, “always has God’s desire for the human person as its ultimate reference point. “The contemporary world risks confusing the primacy Read more

Conscience, heresy, Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Developing and using your conscience is of prime importance when working your way around moral questions, Pope Francis told the Italian Bishops Conference on Saturday. His comments aimed to help the bishops explore their conference theme: “The Gospel of Love between Conscience”. Drawing on Amoris Laetitia (AL), his 2015 post-synodial document, Francis defended AL’s stance Read more

Childless couples set to be the norm in New Zealand

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Almost a quarter of a million more couples are projected to be living without children by 2038, Statistics New Zealand says. Couple-without-children families account for more than half the projected growth of all families, increasing from 513,000 in 2013 to 757,000 in 2038 (up 244,000). While this figure includes “empty nesters”, there is also an Read more

Charles Piutau – don’t let money and greed overtake who you are.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

“The title instantly jumps out: ‘$EED or GR€€D? The Book Most Pastors Want You to Read!’” writes Nik Simon in the New Zealand Herald. “It sits at the top of former All Black Salesi Tu’ipulotu ‘Charles’ Piutau’s book collection in his Belfast apartment, next to ‘An Intensive Course in Tongan’ and a collection of other Read more

A seminar on parenting – Raising happy, confident and resilient children

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Parenting Place offers public events that combine entertainment with a stimulating dose of relationship information. This year they are coming to Wellington with a special presentation on Raising happy, confident and resilient children. It will be on Tuesday 1st August 2017, Sacred Heart School, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 40 Hill Street, Thorndon. Doors open Read more

Samoa: Church should promote early childhood education

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

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

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

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

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