BREAKING: 2018 World Meeting of Families Will Be Held in Dublin, Ireland

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There he goes! Pope Francis boards his plane for the long return flight to Rome's Fiumicino Airport. Safe travels, Papa Francisco!But before he left, we heard a Very Big Announcement:  At the end of the Closing Mass, it was announced that the 9th World Meeting of Families will be held in 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.Ireland is still a strongly Catholic country, with Catholics comprising about 85% of the population. Most of Ireland's schools and hospitals are faith-based, run by religious o … [Read more...]

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Conceiving a Child Via First-Class Mail? That Doesn’t Sound Like Fun!

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Making a baby together is fun, right? Not for one Italian couple. The stork is paying them a visit via long-distance: They're conceiving via a sperm bank in Spain. .According to a report published in Spero News, an Italian man sent his semen to a gamete bank in Spain, where scientists injected it into a female ovum to create a live embryonic human being. That tiny embryo was then frozen and dropped in the mailbox. The frozen embryo was mailed (yes, mailed!) to a private medical center in T … [Read more...]

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The Family That Prays Together…

Praying As a Family

...Stays Together. That was the message of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries who was best known as the "Rosary Priest."Just in time for the World Meeting of Families, Saint Benedict Press has released a new book chock-full of ideas and inspiration for parents who want to lead their families in prayer. The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation authored the beautifully illustrated hardcover book, titled A Short Guide to Praying as a Family: Gro … [Read more...]

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