Articles on this issue "grandparents"
Says they contribute to their families' growth at a 'profoundly human and spiritual level of faith'
This week, on July 26, the Church marked the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. For the occasion,Pope Francis sent a message to participants and …read more
“The gift of marriage, which is so beautiful, is also a mission. A mission that is very important”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he opened the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square. The theme this year is: …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. In today’s catechesis we …read more
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“Where there is no honor for the elderly, there is no future for young people.” During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made this strong statement while …read more
Here is the translation of the Holy Father's address during his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s catechesis and that of next …read more
Here is the text of the Holy Father's homily at today's Masswith Grandparents and theElderly celebrated this morning in St.Peter's Square. *** Today we accept the Gospel we have just heard as …read more
In the United States, grandparents' day was celebrated Sunday. In Mexico, it was also celebrated in recent days. In this context, here is a translation of a message from the leaders of the …read more
Bishop John McAreavey says that in a culture when parents might not have enough time for their children, grandparents can provide needed support offering not only time but also affection. The …read more
Here is the April 5 address Benedict XVI gave upon meeting with participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council of the Family. The theme of the assembly was "Grandparents: Their …read more
The plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family will be dedicated this year to the theme of grandparents. The assembly on "Grandparents: Their Testimony and Presence in the …read more