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

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

The birth of her son turned Raquel into an “EXTRAordinary Mom”.

Raquel Barrios is a Spanish mom who runs a project to support mothers to raise their children with Down syndrome named "MamáEXTRAordinaria". In the Mamá EXTRAordinaria Community you will find: Truthful and rigorous information from official sources and contrasting experiences. Training through courses, masterclasses, lectures, etc. given by professionals in the field. Support and referrals of … Continue reading The birth of her son turned Raquel into an “EXTRAordinary Mom”.