On Sunday 18 October 2015, Pope Francis canonised the spouses Louis and Zelia Martin — the parents of St Teresa of the Child Jesus. These married saints perfectly fulfilled their earthly calling: Louis as a husband and father, Zelia as a wife and mother.
Scripture says that cursed is he who is willing to kill a man and shed innocent blood for money (Deut 27:25). “The voice of your brother’s blood is crying” to God (Gen 4:10), and to us those people who survived an attempt on their lives in their mother’s womb are loudly crying out.
Living in the grace of the matrimony sacrament requires a deep faith and persistence. Everyday life brings many challenges to the spouses and only deep roots in Christ give us a chance for true happiness.
Public areas are steeped in erotic content - billboards and advertising posters at bus stops contain demoralising sexual undertones, while television and the internet bring pornography into our homes. Is it possible to somehow resist the wave of demoralisation?
Married couples possess a marvelous treasure. That treasure is Jesus Christ in the sacrament of matrimony. They need to entrust all their problems to Jesus, since it is only by His strength that they will overcome them.
As Blessed John Paul II taught us, “The fundamental task of the family is to serve life, to actualize in history the original blessing of the Creator—that of transmitting by procreation the divine image from person to person” (Familiaris consortio, 28).
My name is Paulina. I am thirty-one years old. I have been married for twelve years. My husband Mark is thirty-six years old. We have two daughters: Caroline (aged twelve) and Veronica (aged seven). We are expecting our third child (Dominica), whom I am carrying under my heart.
We have been married for twenty years. The fruit of our love have been five sons, two of whom went to the Lord while still in my womb. We would like to share our experience of God's love for us.
It is an irrefutable scientific fact that human life begins at the moment of conception. We need to remember that, statistically, in order to bring one child to life the IVF method must destroy five or six other human beings.
“In settings where reasonable statistics have been gathered merely 4.2% of embryos created in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) ever result in a live birth” 
Impurity was perhaps the most typical sin of the pagan world. Saint Paul wrote to his newly converted brethren: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity; that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God” (1 Thess 4: 3-5).