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 baby girl credit ida karolina rosanda via wwwshutterstockcom cna Faith helped couple choose baby over chemotherapy treatment

A Michigan mother with a lethal form of brain cancer who declined treatment in order to save her unborn child has died, a few days after her sixth...

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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 ruben navarette Innovations, old lessons go hand in hand in education

It’s back to school time. And that means a new twist on the familiar laws of supply and demand. As a parent of school-age children, and someone...

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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 jubilee audience in st peters square with pope francis on nov 12 2016 credit lucia ballester 5 cna Pope Francis' retooling of the JPII Institute shows his modus operandi

The September 19 re-establishment of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Science on the Family and Marriage is a good object...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during his general audience jan 13 2016 credit daniel ibaez cna Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a...

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Thumbnail quinceanera los angeles Quinceañeras: Keeping God at the center of centuries-old tradition

The morning of Sept. 30 brought the arrival of a very special birthday celebration that Dayanara Martinez Lozano had been anxiously anticipating...

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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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