families

ACCOMPANY FAMILIES WITH LOVE, RESPECT & GUIDANCEAs we passed the year’s longest day last month, many families felt that this was the longest year ever as so many suffered at various levels from the effects of the pandemic. Families grieved the loss of beloved elders and loved ones while enduring job losses and economic uncertainty. At the invitation of the Pope, in June we contemplated the wounded side of the Saviour and took solace and strength from the blood and water that flowed from his...
It's More than a School, It's a Way of Life
The Green Blazer worn as the key part of their uniform by all students at Scotland’s only Jesuit school, St Aloysius College, Glasgow - boys and girls, juniors and seniors - is an instantly recognizable sight around the city. Each and every one in the Aloysian community has his or her own “Green Blazer Story”.The photograph of 8 year old Jack Hamilton shows how happy he is to be wearing the Green Blazer. His mother declares, “the most important thing is that Jack is happy at school; if he’s...
The 49th World Day of Social Communications will be celebrated this Sunday, 17 May. This year's theme is: “Communicating the Family – a Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love.” In his message for World Communications Day, Pope Francis calls on the faithful to see families as “a resource rather than as a problem for society” and invites families to be examples of Christ’s love, kindness and fellowship.The World Day of Social Communications is celebrated in almost all...
Pope Francis has called for “responsible” parenthood, saying that to be good Catholics people do not need to breed “like rabbits”. Speaking on the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, he was responding to questions from journalists about the size of families and the Church's teaching on birth control.During his visit to Asia, the Pope met with former street children who had been abandoned by their parents because they could not afford to care for them. He was asked whether he felt the...
Jesuit parishes in the Archdiocese of Westminster have heard Cardinal Vincent Nichols' first-hand reflection on the Synod on the Family. In a pastoral letter read out at all Masses in the diocese, he called his participation a privilege, saying he found it “a rich and moving experience”.In addition to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, Mayfair, the Jesuits serve St Ignatius parish in Stamford Hill and St Anselm’s in Southall. Parishioners at these...