Pope Francis’ Words of Wisdom to the Modern Family

Pope Francis’ Words of Wisdom to the Modern Family

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In the following selections from his homilies and addresses, Pope Francis offers encouragement, practical advice, and wisdom to the modern family.

We Need the Grace of the Sacrament of Marriage

With trust in God’s faithfulness, everything can be faced responsibly and without fear. Christian spouses are not naïve; they know life’s problems and temptations. But they are not afraid to be responsible before God and before society. They do not run away; they do not hide; they do not shirk the mission of forming a family and bringing children into the world.

“But today, Father, it is difficult.” … Of course it is difficult! That is why we need the grace, the grace that comes from the sacrament! The sacraments are not decorations in life—what a beautiful marriage, what a beautiful ceremony, what a beautiful banquet… . But that is not the Sacrament of Marriage. That is a decoration! Grace is not given to decorate life but…

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