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

  • Marriage and Women’s Well-Being

    An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.” Proverbs 31:10-11 Social science researchs shows that there is a significant increase in women’s well-being when they are married: • Married women are healthier than never-married,divorced,andseparated […] The post Marriage and Women’s Well-Being appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Marriage and Domestic Violence

    “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something […] The post Marriage and Domestic Violence appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Religious Practice and Adolescent Chastity*

    “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:4,5 Remaining chaste […] The post Religious Practice and Adolescent Chastity* appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Religious Involvement and Health

    “My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:20-22 Social science research details numerous health benefits that are associated with regular worship: […] The post Religious Involvement and Health appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Civility in Today’s World

    It happened so quickly that I was totally caught off guard.  A person that I had worked with years ago walked up the street in my direction. The sight of her made me cringe inside as we had rarely seen eye to eye. Yet, we had always been able to treat each other with respect […] The post Civility in Today’s World appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]