Tag Archives: Dino Durando

The Church is a Field Hospital: pastoral care of the Divorced

The previous article in this series considered the Pope’s advice to spouses who experience difficulties that may lead to separation and even divorce.

Pastoral Care of the Family Calls for Missionary Conversion

The Catholic Church is often accused of offering people an unrealistic set of requirements in her teachings on marriage.

Life-giving love: The beauty of being loved first

New parents who are excited about their yet-to-be-born child have already fallen in love.

Discovering joy in giving and receiving love

We have all seen marriages with an imbalance between the spouses where one of them does most of the giving and the other is mostly disengaged.

Christian Ideal in Families is ‘A Love That Never Gives Up’

In my own work I have found that one of the most significant obstacles that the engaged face as they prepare for marriage in the Church is that they find it very difficult to really believe that God loves them.

The Mission of the Family is to Strengthen and Deepen Love

What is a family without love?

Alone No Longer: Marriage, Children and God

No one in a family should have the experience of being alone and without help.

Learning from “The Joy of Love”

After an Ordinary Synod of Bishops it is customary for the Pope to write an apostolic exhortation to provide a summary of the proceedings and synthesize the results of the input received from the bishops in attendance.

Pastoral work to support openness to life

In this the ninth article in this series we arrive at the Synod preparations discussion of the proper care and support for spouses in their effort to become and remain open to new life in their marriage.

The transmission of life and the challenges of a declining birthrate

A common misconception about the Catholic Church is that she teaches (or once taught) that married women must try to have as many babies as possible

Friday
September 20, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph