Office for Marriage & Family Life

The Office for Marriage and Family Life places itself at the service of parishes and families so that they can answer their call to holiness and help form communities of love and life in Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to help families become what they are by realizing these four tasks:

  • Forming a Community of Persons
  • Serving Life
  • Participating in the development of Society
  • Sharing in the life and mission of the Church
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  • Is there a growing link between contraceptives and drinking water contamination?

    Pope Francis just released the encyclical entitled Be Praised which talks about human ecology and the world’s environment. This direct letter illustrates the need for human persons to treat the earth as a precious gift; a gift of all for all. In one section of the letter, the Pope states clearly: “Access to drinkable and secure water The post Is there a growing link between contraceptives and drinking water contamination? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Family Financial Benefits of Marriage

    “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 The social sciences show that marriage has many financial benefits for the entire family: • Children in The post Family Financial Benefits of Marriage appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Less Is More – Tent Camping

    I remember when my children were young a friend told me how they loved camping as a family – in a tent.  At the time I honestly wondered “Why would you want to do that?”  We had a pop-up camper which I thought was THE way to go.  But it wasn’t long after that my The post Less Is More – Tent Camping appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Married, Divorced and Remarried

    How Retrouvaille saved our marriage and brought us closer to each other and to Christ “What have I done here? How could I allow this to slip away? Why didn’t I do the things necessary to change?” These were the unanswered questions dominating John Sullivan’s thoughts years ago when his wife, Mary, decided to divorce The post Married, Divorced and Remarried appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • The Influence of Parents on Their Child’s Sexuality

    “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Parents have a tremendous amount of influence over the sexual choices their child will make. According to social science research: • Children are less likely to become sexually active at an early The post The Influence of Parents on Their Child’s Sexuality appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

Contact Information

Office for Marriage and Family Life/NFP
Phone: 608.791.2673

Dan Kitzhaber, Director

Mary Lou Berg, Administrative Assistant

Christy Kitzhaber, Natural Family Planning Coordinator

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