Laboring for Strong and Faithful Families

Pope FrancisDoes the Holy Father care about so-called faithful Catholics? It would seem so. He devoted one reflection on “FAMIGLIA” to the notion that we should work to assist those who remain faithful in the midst of obstacles:.

Laboring intensely to sustain and encourage those many strong and faithful families which, in the midst of their daily struggles, continue to give a great witness of fidelity to the Church’s teachings and the Lord’s commandments;

The implication here is that a grace-filled family life involves actual work on the part of human beings. We make an effort, perhaps one that will result in our getting dirty, sweaty, and wounded. But we persist.

 

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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