Marriage and Family

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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

  • Humanae Vitae fifty years later

    You’ve heard the expression: “wisdom comes with age.” It testifies to the reality that the truth becomes clearer over time. Just ask anyone over 50 to share how decades of experience have clarified their thinking and sharpened their ability to spot the truth. At the risk of revealing my age, I want to share a […] The post Humanae Vitae fifty years later appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Marriage and Children: Not for the Faint of Heart

    www.catholicmatch.com/institute/2015/08/marriage-and-children-not-for-the-faint-of-heart In August of 2015, The Catholic Match Institute published an article from the USCCB about the challenges of parenting. We rediscovered it and wanted to share its timeless message with you. Author Tim Roder opens his article reminding us of the obvious fact that parenting and marriage are demanding, challenging vocations. He quote St. […] The post Marriage and Children: Not for the Faint of Heart appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Marital Commitment and Psychological Health

    Many factors influence psychological disorders, and social science research has discovered that marriage in particular significantly reduces the incidence of the following problems: • Feelings of loneliness • Depression • Suicide • And other mental disorders Although marriage benefits your health, family, and society, fewer people are getting married, more partnerships are ending in rejection, […] The post Marital Commitment and Psychological Health appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Family Structure and Adolescent Cigarette/Alcohol Use

    Social science research continues to show the importance of families for the health and well-being of children. Growing up in an intact family helps safeguard adolescents from participating in risky behavior, like smoking and drinking. Social science research shows that: 18 percent of adolescents living in two-parent homes said they had smoked in the last […] The post Family Structure and Adolescent Cigarette/Alcohol Use appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Great On-Line Resources to Keep your Faith Life Growing

    Technology can be a blessing and a curse. We hope these resources make technology a blessing in your efforts to grow in holiness! Catholic Mega App: (Free – iOS & Android) Let’s open up this free gift and see what’s inside: Order of Mass, daily readings, Breviary, reading reflections, interactive Rosary, Stations of the Cross, […] The post Great On-Line Resources to Keep your Faith Life Growing appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]