» 01/29/2018, 13.53
Pope: conscience is central in validity cases of marriage
At the opening of the Judicial Year of the Roman Rota, Francis recommended that the "conscience of the faithful in difficulty as regards their marriage does not close up to a path of grace." He stressed the need for a "permanent catechumenate" to revitalise the Christian conscience vis-à-vis marriage, and overcome the tendency in today’s younger generations to flee from their responsibilities.
22/01/2016 22:22:00 VATICAN
Pope: "There can be no confusion between the family as willed by God and every other type of union"
Christian marriage is not "an ideal for the few, this despite modern models centred on the ephemeral and the transient,” but is a reality that “can be experienced by all the baptised faithful.” However, “those who, by choice or unhappy circumstances of life, live in an objective state of error, are still the object of Christ’s merciful love and thus of the Church itself."
12/03/2016 14:48:00 VATICAN
Pope: follow Jesus on the path of "concrete service that we render onto one another”
During today’s Jubilee audience, Francis said that "By washing the Apostles' feet, Jesus showed how God acts towards us, and set an example of his ‘new commandment’ to love one another as he has loved us." Speaking to the participants in a course organised by the Roman Rota, the pontiff said that "the verification of the validity of a marriage represents a major possibility”. Those who have experienced a failed marriage “should be helped to follow this path as smoothly as possible."
21/01/2017 14:49:00 VATICAN
Pope to the Roman Rota: It takes great courage to get married today. The Church must lend its support
An audience for the beginning of the judicial year in the Vatican, Pope Francis calls for greater effort in preparing couples for marriage to mature in "love and truth". The importance of not abandoning young couples, but "welcoming, accompanying and helping them". Going beyond legal formalism for a catechesis which would show the faith and the value of agreement. "The ruinous pitfalls of the dominant culture of the ephemeral and the provisional".
Synod: Church to consider "challenge" of "new" realities of family
Preparatory document of 2014 extraordinary synod presented. There are 38 questions addressed to the bishops of the whole world, to know the reality of issues such as cohabitation, divorced and remarried couples, same-sex marriages, raising children in difficult situations, openness to life .
Pope: Christian marriage, "image" of "indissoluble" love of Christ for his Church
The sacrament of marriage is "a great act of faith and love", and also "courage" and has a "missionary dimension". "We must seriously ask ourselves: Do we, as believers and pastors really accept this unbreakable bond of the history of Christ and the Church with the history of marriage and of the human family?".
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