In an effort to help couples on their faith journey move toward a fuller understanding of sacramental marriage, the diocesan Department of Evangelization and Family Life is co-sponsoring a marriage preparation ministry that brings those who are engaged together with mentoring couples.
Witness to Love, a parish renewal program certification training, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. It is being co-sponsored by the Office for Life and Family, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Following are the reviews of four books that discuss the topics of faith, family and children.
Kate Wicker has given mothers of every age and at every stage of parenting a remarkable gift in her book, “Getting Past Perfect.” Her work is born of practical experience and nurtured through the rocky travails of raising children through the lens of unrealistic expectations that the Catholic mom confronts in a humorous, heartfelt and scriptural manner.
“Our highest calling in this life is not mother but a child of God,” writes Wicker, whose insights on a mother’s relationship to God and responsibility to her children are brutally refreshing.
The Diocese of Trenton continues to be on the forefront of important issues in the Church, including preparing for National Family Planning Awareness Week, a national, educational campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that this year runs from July 23-29. More ... Tuesday, July 18, 2017
ROME – Instead of "pretending to be adolescents," parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.
The belief that youthfulness is a model of success "is one of the most dangerous 'unwitting' menaces in the education of our adolescents" that hinders their personal growth because "adults have taken their place," the Pope said June 19, opening the Rome Diocese's annual convention.