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Follow the way of love

From Follow the Way of Love: The Lord issues the call [to follow the way of love] to your family and to every family regardless of its condition or circumstances.


Love brought you to life as a family

From Follow the Way of Love: Love brought you to life as a family. Love sustains you in good and bad times.


Prayers and Blessings

Prayers and Blessings

Prayer is the glue that holds a marriage and a family together. Prayer comes in many forms, including: recited prayers, such as the Hail Mary; spontaneous prayer, as a husband and wife might say before bedtime; praying with Scripture; and that perfect prayer–the Mass. The book, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, is an excellent resource […]


Marital Spirituality

Marital Spirituality

“Spirituality” is a way to live out one’s religious beliefs. A spirituality of marriage, therefore, is a way to help husbands and wives live out the vocation of marriage in light of faith. Catholic marriage has a distinctive spirituality that is sacramental, communitarian, and missionary. Marriage is sacramental because it is a sign of Christ’s […]


Faith and Spirituality

Faith and Spirituality

Many people think of spirituality as something connected to organized religion. Certainly that is one path to spirituality. Some people also consider being spiritual as the opposite of being physical. If it has to do with the body it doesn’t have to do with spirituality. Actually, spirituality touches the lives of those who go to […]


Family is an “intimate community of life and love”

From Follow the Ways of Love: When the Church teaches that the family is an “intimate community of life and love” it …offers you a vision toward which to grow.


Spirituality and Faith

Spirituality and Faith

Many people think of spirituality as something connected to organized religion. Certainly that is one path to spirituality. Some people also consider being spiritual as the opposite of being physical. If it has to do with the body it doesn’t have to do with spirituality. Actually, spirituality touches the lives of those who go to […]


Faith and Spirituality

Faith and Spirituality

When couples are on the verge of a major life transition such as marriage, they begin to think about life, love, values…and the future. To a great extent this is what spirituality is about – our human search for happiness and the meaning of life. Is life just about the here and now? Do morals […]


A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us

From Follow the Way of Love: A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. [It is] a domestic church or church of the home.


The whole Church is obliged to a deep reflection

From On the Family: The whole Church is obliged to a deep reflection and commitment, so that the new culture now emerging may be evangelized in depth.


All who seek to find meaning

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: All who seek to find meaning in their marriage will do so when they accept the … meaning of marriage according to God‘s plan.


Marriage and the family

From On the Family: Marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values.



The Christian family is the first community

From On the Family: The Christian family is the first community called to announce the Gospel to the human person.


God’s plan for marriage and the family

From On the Family: God’s plan for marriage and the family touches men and women in the concreteness of their daily existence.


It is to the families of our times

From On the Family: It is to the families of our times that the Church must bring the unchangeable and ever new Gospel of Jesus Christ


Following Christ, the Church seeks the truth

From On the Family: Following Christ, the Church seeks the truth, which is not always the same as the majority opinion.


The situation in which the family finds itself presents positive aspects

From On the Family: The situation in which the family finds itself presents positive aspects [which] are a sign of the salvation of Christ operating in the world.


The situation in which the family finds itself presents negative aspects

From On the Family: The situation in which the family finds itself presents negative aspects: a sign of the refusal [of] the love of God.


The great task that has to be faced today

From On the Family: The great task that has to be faced today…is that of recapturing the ultimate  meaning of life and its fundamental values.


Families need

From On the Family: [Families need] a continuous, permanent conversion.


Among the many blessings

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of marriage.


God’s hand has inscribed the vocation

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: [God’s] hand has inscribed the vocation to marriage in the very nature of man and woman.


Love and truth never abandon people

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: Love and truth never abandon [people] completely, because these are the vocation planted by God in the heart and mind of every human person (Pope Benedict XVI).


Marriage is a lifelong partnership

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: Marriage is a lifelong partnership of the whole of life, of mutual and exclusive fidelity established by mutual consent.


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