Carolyn Woo

Reflections of a Mom On Mother’s Day

I worked a lot of hours and have no regrets… What I have learned is that I could have managed my stress better, set boundaries and switched off work issues when I was with the family…

A Little Bit Country: Pope Looks at the Nitty Gritty of Family Life

In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache and sweat. The “magic” he wrote about is not momentarily sparkly, but the result of prayer, grace, hard work and a willingness to apologize – time and time again.

Bill Dodds

Practicing the Year Of Mercy at Home

Good news, Mom and Dad! Take comfort in this Year of Mercy, because you’ve been living and teaching the corporal and spiritual works of mercy for years.

Bill Dodds

Memorable Messes in The Family Kitchen

“When it comes to making gravy, there are two kinds of people,” I said to my 10-year-old grandson this past Christmas. “Flour people and cornstarch people. We’re cornstarch people.” He nodded.

Steps to Strengthen Marriages

Family life is beautiful and important. It is in a family that a child comes to know that he or she is loved and first learns to love others. It is in the family where a child first recognizes the gift of faith and the obligations of charity. While beautiful and important, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, also reminds us that no family is perfect.

The Beauty of Family Life

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As we begin Respect Life Month, we can hardly forget the great witness to life that Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, gave on his visit to the United States. In a simple and direct way, he touched the heart of the issue when it comes to preserving life from beginning to end. It is the family that preserves life. It is the family that is responsible for giving life, nurturing life from its beginning to its end. His wonderful talk to families, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia during that Saturday Prayer Vigil for the Festival of Families, was truly remarkable.