Today, the family is in crisisit is in crisis worldwide, Pope Francis has said. Young people dont want to get married, they dont get married, or they live together. Marriage is in crisis, and so the family is in crisis. Cardinal Müller stresses mercy and compassion in pastoral ministry with struggling Catholics, but he does so without either contradicting the teaching of Jesus about divorce and remarriage or minimizing the power of grace to transform lives. In this way he proclaims hope for the family rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.