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If one of you is sad, sick, or depressed, how can you tell? What do you usually do to comfort each other? Does talking about it help? Or would you rather have time alone? What does your beloved want you to do? Ask.

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Judges Take Colleagues to Task for Telling Nuns 'What Their Religious Beliefs Are'

01 January 1970

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Irish Bishops' Leader Writes MPs About 'Assisted Dying Bill'

01 January 1970

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Unemployment can put stress on a marriage – and it’s not just about the money. Questions arise like: what value am I to my family or our society? If your spouse is job hunting or underemployed be gentle and be present for him/her. Pray for those who need work.

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Pope to Priests: Charism Is Not a 'Museum Piece'

01 January 1970

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Ahead of Pope’s US Visit, New Poll Considers Catholicism in America

01 January 1970

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Cardinal O'Malley Welcomes Pope's Outreach to Post-Abortive Women, Encourages People to Seek Healing With Project Rachel

01 January 1970

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Daily Marriage Tip

How do you feel about parties? Some people love to host them while others prefer going to them. Still others would rather stay home and cocoon. If you don’t have the same socializing style, what compromises have you worked out?

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Pope at Audience: No Economic, Political Engineering Can Substitute Families' Contribution

01 January 1970

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Families Sharing the Faith

01 January 1970

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Daily Marriage Tip

“It is easier to build a child than to repair an adult.” (Marilyn Krock) In other words, it is worth the effort to invest time and love into your children. Slow down, be with them, and enjoy the moments together. Work can wait.

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What’s your favorite food? What’s your spouse’s favorite food? Did you guess right? How soon can you make or buy the favorite for your sweetie?

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Psychologically, negative messages are more powerful than positive ones. If you’ve been hard on yourself lately, list three things you did well today. It’ll make you a more pleasant person for your spouse to be around.

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“This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.” (Mk 7:6-7) Preach the Gospel, but also live the Gospel. Your children need to see both sides in order to understand.

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Daily Marriage Tip

St. John the Baptist was a martyr for marriage (see Matt 14:3-12). May we have the courage to defend – and live – the true meaning of marriage!

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Suggested prayer for your family today: “My God, let me know and love you, so that I may find my happiness.” (attributed to St. Augustine)

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Mothers with challenging children, don’t lose hope! Ask St. Monica for help. She prayed and wept for years over her son, St. Augustine.

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Want to pray more, but not sure how? Try taping a list of people you want to pray for to the bathroom mirror, or a place you will see it every day. Make sure your spouse is #1.

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“We must have places where children can have a whole group of adults they can trust.” (Margaret Mead) Does your family have such a community? If you don’t have children yourselves, can you be that supportive community for your neighborhood?

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Daily Marriage Tip

Consider living beneath your means. Many people in the world don’t have a choice. Even it you are still collecting necessities for your household, is there one thing that you can give away this week? You’ll be richer for it.

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Daily Marriage Tip

5 Sep 2015

If one of you is sad, sick, or depressed, how can you tell? What do you usually do to comfort each other? Does talking about it help? Or would you rather have time alone? What does your beloved want you to do? Ask.

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Judges Take Colleagues to Task for Telling Nuns 'What Their Religious Beliefs Are'

5 Sep 2015

In an almost unprecedented move, five federal judges issued an opinion sharply criticizing their court’s refusal to correct its recent decision that would force the Little Sisters of the Poor to assist the federal government with its contraception distribution scheme. The opinion calls the decision against the L...

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Irish Bishops' Leader Writes MPs About 'Assisted Dying Bill'

5 Sep 2015

Here is a statement from Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, regarding the bill to be debated next week on "assisted dying." * * * As Catholics across the island of Ireland prepare to celebrate the annual Day for Life (4 October) on the theme of ‘Cherishing

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Daily Marriage Tip

4 Sep 2015

Unemployment can put stress on a marriage – and it’s not just about the money. Questions arise like: what value am I to my family or our society? If your spouse is job hunting or underemployed be gentle and be present for him/her. Pray for those who need work.

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Pope to Priests: Charism Is Not a 'Museum Piece'

4 Sep 2015

Pope Francis says that priestly life requires three key ingredients: contemplation, service, and fraternity. Speaking to participants in the general chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers, the Holy Father offered this three-pronged recommendation, stressing that these aptitudes can be of great help in priestly life. ...

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