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

  • Civility: Time for a Comeback

    A recent experience literally made me stop in my tracks in disbelief. While on my nightly walk, I noticed a group of grade school children arguing in a neighbor’s yard. Their voices boomed with anger as they stood face to face poised for physical combat. Unmistakably, a line had been drawn about something and no […] The post Civility: Time for a Comeback appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Is Cohabitation “Just as Good” as Marriage?*

    “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Hebrews 13:4 Culture tells us that cohabitation is a substitute for marriage. However, God’s Word and social science research say something very different: • Marriage(without prior cohabitation) has a positive effect on worshiping God regularly. • Children from always married families are more likely to enter legal […] The post Is Cohabitation “Just as Good” as Marriage?* appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Great apps and blog to keep your faith growing.

    We encourage you to bookmark these websites and blogs or download these apps this month. Apostleship of Prayer: Everyone knows that prayer is important. But, not everyone is confident in the various forms of prayer. Thank heavens for the good folks at the Apostleship of Prayer for creating a website, blog and an app to […] The post Great apps and blog to keep your faith growing. appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Addressing the Issue of Cohabitation

    Many people today are becoming more used to the trend of cohabitation or the act of a couple living together without being married. Even of those getting married, the common occurrence is to ‘test’ the relationship by moving in with each other before engagement or taking vows. This trial period is seen as prudent because […] The post Addressing the Issue of Cohabitation appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Rebuilding Our Nation One Son at a Time

    The way to rebuild our nation is to do what all good men have always done: raise their sons to be great husbands and fathers.  The post Rebuilding Our Nation One Son at a Time 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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