New Supreme Knight lays out priorities for Knights of Columbus at installation

One of the world's largest fraternal organizations, the Knights of Columbus, has formally installed its new supreme knight, Patrick Kelly, and state deputies in its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic. "By the authority invested in me, I am proud to install you as Supreme Knight of the order of the Knights … Continue reading New Supreme Knight lays out priorities for Knights of Columbus at installation

Mother of child with special needs helps others confront life’s challenges

Jeannie Ewing has five children, but being a mother did not always go as planned. Her second daughter, Sarah, was born with Apert syndrome: A rare congenital disorder that affects bone formation and can impact cognitive development. For Jeannie and her husband Ben, accepting their daughter as she was born is a testimony of their … Continue reading Mother of child with special needs helps others confront life’s challenges

New leader of Knights of Columbus: We must focus efforts on strengthening the family

With nearly 2 million members in more than a dozen countries, the Knights of Columbus is one of the largest Catholic fraternal service orders in the world. Its new supreme knight, Patrick Kelly, seeks to continue the charitable outreach the Knights are known for while strengthening another pillar of Catholic life: the family. PATRICK KELLY … Continue reading New leader of Knights of Columbus: We must focus efforts on strengthening the family

Bringing families together through play and prayer

After 25 years of marriage and raising 10 children, Mike and Alicia Hernon have learned that family life can be pretty messy. That's why they started the Messy Family Project to provide advice, resources, and support to young families. MIKE AND ALICIA HERNON Messy Family Project “When we were a young couple we were always … Continue reading Bringing families together through play and prayer

YouTuber Dad: Teaching values should not be improvised

"Becoming a father has changed my life..." One day, Pablo and one of his seven kids decided to stop being simple consumers of social media and started creating quality content to help strengthen families. And little by little his entire family unit has become this project: “FamilyMan Vlog.” PABLO LORENZO FamilyMan Vlog “As parents, let's … Continue reading YouTuber Dad: Teaching values should not be improvised

Pope Francis prepares urgent message on the birth rate crisis in the West

The birth rate in Italy has decreased by 3.8% since 2019. The declining number of births is a crisis that has been dragging on in Europe for decades. And now alarm bells are ringing just as officials begin to think about how to build a post-pandemic society. EMMA CICCARELLI Forum of National Family Associations "It … Continue reading Pope Francis prepares urgent message on the birth rate crisis in the West

Family breakups can be avoided by eliminating resentment and reproach

  María Álvarez de las Asturias has been counseling families for 25 years. Her experience has given her a taste of all the different aspects of family life. Many couples turn to her for help with their issues. MARÍA ÁLVAREZ DE LAS ASTURIAS Founder, Instituto Coincidir “They started to focus on the things that united … Continue reading Family breakups can be avoided by eliminating resentment and reproach

Man who overcame pornography addiction is now helping others do the same

Daniel is a young Spaniard who, like eight out of every 10 young people, was addicted to pornography. He thought that marriage would solve his addiction problem. DANIEL “But it was the complete opposite. My problems became worse. And don't get me wrong, my marriage was an ideal marriage. It started off well, we had … Continue reading Man who overcame pornography addiction is now helping others do the same

Essential rules for a successful relationship with your partner

https://youtu.be/3cIXmTNDP-o Finding a stable and healthy relationship with the right partner is not always easy. What is even more challenging is maintaining that stability and feeling of happiness amidst today’s life’s challenges. Fernando Poveda wrote ten guidelines to help find this stability and build a successful relationship. These guidelines can be found in his book … Continue reading Essential rules for a successful relationship with your partner

Book presents marriage as a gateway to happiness

https://youtu.be/KSMFZg4fhUU Is my wedding day the happiest day of my life, or is it the beginning of even happier days? That question is at the heart of a book entitled, “Más que Juntos” (More than together.) LUCIA ALCALDE Co-author, “Más que Juntos” “The title, 'More than together,' refers to marriage. A couple in love is … Continue reading Book presents marriage as a gateway to happiness