Marriage and Family

Welcome to the 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

  • The secret meaning of a blueberry muffin: Some problems in marriage are unsolvable

    Kim didn’t realize that exchanging marriage vows on the altar at St. Juliana Church meant she’d have to start sharing her food with her husband. And she hated sharing food. Can this marriage survive? I’ve never liked to share my food. Having someone stick a wet fork in the food on my plate makes me […] The post The secret meaning of a blueberry muffin: Some problems in marriage are unsolvable appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Religion and Marital Satisfaction

    The last time you were at a wedding, the priest probably talked about the power of the grace of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to help the couple weather the rough storms of life together and to deepen their love for each other. As Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen taught, it takes three to get married: […] The post Religion and Marital Satisfaction appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • What does sexuality have to do with pro-life?

    It is fair to say that God looks at the world and human life differently than we do. This is especially true when we compare God’s plan for human sexuality with that of today’s culture. Many today view human sexuality in a purely pragmatic way because science has developed pills, procedures and devices that divorce […] The post What does sexuality have to do with pro-life? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Fertility Awareness Isn’t a “Catholic Thing” – It’s a “Science Thing”!

    When people hear about fertility awareness or Natural Family Planning, they assume that this is just a “Catholic Thing.” Along with that assumption is that Catholics are expected to sacrifice scientific medical care because of their faith. But that’s not true! The Church teaches God’s loving plan for sexuality, and supports NFP as a method […] The post Fertility Awareness Isn’t a “Catholic Thing” – It’s a “Science Thing”! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Choosing the best from our Families

    The first thing I noticed about the difference between our two families was how affectionate Steve’s family was. His father kissed me hello the first time he met me! That never happened in my family. You had to be in the family for a number of years before anyone gave you a peck on the […] The post Choosing the best from our Families appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]