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Given we have recently developed a miscarriage ministry for Joel’s deacon formation requirements, we have become more attuned to the acute need for healing in this area. Joel and I have learned there is a lack of awareness of the resources available to those experiencing miscarriage and infertility. There is a lot of suffering in this area, and it is often silent.
Are you surprised to learn that one in every six United States couples experiences infertility? Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void . . . → Read More: The Infertility Companion for Catholics
I recently received this message from one of our readers:
I was wondering if you have any resources on dealing with less than loving parents. My parents fall in this category. Our oldest is 10-years-old, so I have been dealing with this issue for quite some time. I have experienced a lot of heartache and disappointment over the years.
Join me in praying the Rosary for our families?
I know this reader is not alone in her experience. I have been engaged in several conversations lately with friends who are also struggling with family dynamics. It’s the same song, second verse. For many, the frustrations are rooted . . . → Read More: Peace on Earth, One Family at a Time
Unite with Christians throughout the world in praying for the pope’s monthly prayer intentions.
Since the nineteenth century, popes have asked the Apostleship of Prayer to pray for specific intentions. Two prayer intentions are requested each month from the Holy Father, a general intention and a mission intention. Let us join the Apostleship of Prayer’s dedication to pray for these intentions each day. Pope Benedict XVI’s May 2012 prayer intentions are:
General Intention – The Family: That initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society.
How can you and I encourage society to support and strengthen the family?
Addressing ambassadors to the Vatican . . . → Read More: Pope Benedict XVI’s May Prayer Intentions