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Only when sexuality is integrated

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome Only when sexuality is integrated in the person does it succeed in giving itself meaning.


A theological character

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome The body of man and woman has… a theological character, it is not simply body… but an expression and fulfillment of our humanity.


Duty is an anchor

From Follow the Way of Love Christian life includes obligations beyond the family circle.  …Duty is an anchor in what seems an ocean of chaos.


The “sanctuary of life”

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family [The family] remains a social institution which neither can nor should be replaced: it is the “sanctuary of life.”


Your daily life

From Follow the Way of Love As Christian families, you not only belong to the Church, but your daily life is a true expression of the Church.


Christ has called you

From Follow the Way of Love Christ has called you and joined you to himself in and through the sacraments.


The sincere gift of self

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family When a man and a woman in marriage mutually give and receive each other in the unity of “one flesh,” the logic of the sincere gift of self becomes a part of their life.


The family is… the place

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family The family is indeed – more than any other human reality – the place where an individual can exist “for himself” through the sincere gift of self.


Everyone is called

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Everyone is called to chastity, whether married or not.


Made up of many virtues

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan A holy marriage, one that is a communion of persons and a sign of God’s love, is made up of many virtues that are acquired by human effort.


Do nothing without counsel

Do nothing without counsel, and then you need have no regrets.  Sirach 32:19


Distract yourself

Distract yourself, renew your courage, drive resentment far away from you.  Sirach 30:23


Faith and hope find their fullest expression

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Faith and hope find their fullest expression in love – love of God and love of neighbor.


There is no greater love

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan There is no greater love within a marriage and family than for the spouses and children to lay down their lives for one another.


Be leaders in the Church and in the world

From Address of Pope John Paul II at the Fourth World Meeting of Families Be leaders in the Church and in the world: this is a responsibility flowing from your celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony.


Good news for the men and women of today

From Address of Pope John Paul II at the Fourth World Meeting of Families Show by your daily lives that despite numerous difficulties and obstacles marriage is able to be fully lived out… as good news for the men and women of today.


Love is never finished

From God Is Love Love is never “finished” and complete; throughout life, it changes and matures, and thus remains faithful to itself.


The true advancement of women

From On the Family The true advancement of women requires that clear recognition be given to the value of their maternal and family role.


In creating the human race

From On the Family In creating the human race “male and female,” God gives men and women an equal personal dignity.


Equal dignity and responsibility

From On the Family Above all it is important to underline the equal dignity and responsibility of women with men.


The gift of one person to another person

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family The indissolubility of marriage flows in the first place from the very essence of that gift: the gift of one person to another person.


To love means

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family To love means to give and receive something which can neither be bought nor sold, but only given freely and mutually.


We become like God

From On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome The vocation to love is what makes [us] the authentic image of God: We become like God in the measure that we become like someone who loves.


There is no shame in seeking help

From Follow the Way of Love There is no shame in seeking help for family problems, whether it be in the form of counseling, educational programs, or support groups.


Communities of mutual support

From Follow the Way of Love Families: join with other families in communities of mutual support.


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