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Is your entertainment time ruled by “screens”? Take a break. Use screen-free time as a way to reignite romance and reunite your family the old fashioned way – with conversation, games, and creative fun.

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Irish Bishops Proclaim Church's Teaching on Marriage in Lead-up to Friday Referendum

01 January 1970

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Derry Bishop on Marriage Referendum: Not Just a New Law

01 January 1970

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Radio Maria Ireland Officially Opens

01 January 1970

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Daily Marriage Tip

You’ve probably heard of the advice: “Never go to bed angry.” Although generally this is a fine rule, sometimes a good night’s sleep can provide a cooling off period and help you get fresh perspective.

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General Audience: On the Education of Children

01 January 1970

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Pope Francis on Education of Children: 'It is Time for Parents to Return from Their Exile'

01 January 1970

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Daily Marriage Tip

When you and your spouse are at loggerheads, it’s hard to remember that your beloved is your beloved – not your enemy. He or she isn’t trying to be difficult, but just trying to say that something is very important to him/her. Listen to the need.

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Daily Marriage Tip

(Reader’s Tip) When you wake up in the morning, think of something you can do that would make your beloved’s day better. It can be big and special or small and helpful.

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Sometime we stress ourselves (and therefore our spouse and children) by worrying about things that don’t really matter in the long run, such as compulsive neatness, wealth, or fame. Are you guilty of giving undue attention to things that will pass?

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Daily Marriage Tip

“Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Are you always honest with your spouse? Do not lie to them – even if it is a “harmless” lie. We are called to proclaim the truth.

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Daily Marriage Tip

(Reader’s Tip) Pray together daily, listen to each other and wait to respond until the other is finished speaking.

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Your spouse is not your competitor. Too often couples keep score on who cleaned more, took care of the kids last, or has the hardest job. Remember: you’re both on the same team. If somebody wins an argument, that means the other lost. The marriage loses.

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Daily Marriage Tip

When Jesus ascended into heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit for help today to be authentic witnesses of the Gospel in your marriage and family.

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Sometimes couples get lucky and their personalities and families of origin mesh seamlessly. That’s rare. The blessing of having difficulties is that it forces the virtues of conflict resolution skills and dying to self. It can hurt but it’s a spiritual purification.

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Daily Marriage Tip

(Reader’s Tip) Love the whole person, especially their weaknesses.

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid…I am going away and I will come back to you.” (John 14: 27-29) Separations like business trips or military deployments can strain a marriage. Plan a daily way to reconnect even if it is simply to pick a common time to pray for each other.

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Daily Marriage Tip

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.” (John 15:12) Christ loves you and your spouse more than we can ever imagine. Just think of how glad He is to see you and your spouse love each other. Continue to love each other and to serve Him.

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Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Have you thought of a way to honor your mother? It’s a great day to pray for your godmother and grandmothers too!

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A good argument can be a labor of love. Have something sensitive or difficult to talk about with your spouse? Try holding hands and maintaining direct eye contact when you are having a discussion about a disagreement.

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Daily Marriage Tip

22 May 2015

Is your entertainment time ruled by “screens”? Take a break. Use screen-free time as a way to reignite romance and reunite your family the old fashioned way – with conversation, games, and creative fun.

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Irish Bishops Proclaim Church's Teaching on Marriage in Lead-up to Friday Referendum

22 May 2015

Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to change the Constitution to declare that legal marriage in the nation can be contracted between persons of the same sex. In the lead-up to the vote, bishops have been explaining the Church's teaching on marriage through pastoral letters and statements

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Derry Bishop on Marriage Referendum: Not Just a New Law

22 May 2015

Here are the speaking notes of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry at a public meeting this week on Friday's marriage referendum​: Although a citizen of Ireland I am not resident in the Republic and thus am not entitled to vote this Friday in the marriage referendum.  I am delighted

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Radio Maria Ireland Officially Opens

21 May 2015

This report is contributed by Daniele Trenca, Editorial Officer for the World Family of Radio Maria. May 13, 2015, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, was chosen to begin the transmissions of Radio Maria Ireland in Dublin. The opening of this English radio station in the Old

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Daily Marriage Tip

21 May 2015

You’ve probably heard of the advice: “Never go to bed angry.” Although generally this is a fine rule, sometimes a good night’s sleep can provide a cooling off period and help you get fresh perspective.

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