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Building a Relationship that Changes the World
Last edited 21st April 2014

I’ve been struggling and wrestling with this question over the last month now and it reached a climax when ten days ago, I put my wife on a plane to what is literally one of the world’s most cut off and inaccessible places. There is next to no reliable infrastructure and the mobile reception is patchy at best, with no emergency health care services if something goes wrong. Yet this week, at a point when I hadn’t heard from my wife at all for three entire days, I had an inexplicable peace. So am I irresponsible, indifferent or negligent? Am I a bad husband (I’ve certainly asked myself that!)? Or is there something greater going on here?

Pope: Children Need a Father and Mother
Last edited 16th April 2014

During a meeting with the International Catholic Child Bureau on 11 April at the Vatican, Pope Francis talked about the right of children to a mother and a father, and the right of parents to determine their children's moral education.


Advances in Natural Fertility Technology Offer Couples a Safe Natural Option
Last edited 13th April 2014

No matter how much a couple may want children, things don't always go according to plan and for some, conception may be difficult and cause anxiety, confusion and heartache. For these couples the emerging medical science known as NaPro-Technology which uses the body's natural cycles to combat fertility problems, may well be the answer.

A Letter From Fred - A poignant story of life, love, music and 96 year old Fred.
Last edited 8th April 2014

A Letter From Fred - A poignant story of life, love, music and 96 year old Fred who wrote a song for his late wife Lorraine.

The Real ‘Divergents’: Young Adults Lead Defense of Traditional Marriage
Last edited 4th April 2014

Michael Bradley is one of the emerging leaders of this “resistance movement.” While many of his fellow students were out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a decidedly un-Catholic fashion, the University of Notre Dame senior was leading an event that would make the non-Irish eyes of Ireland’s patron saint smile: a conference devoted to the Catholic understanding of marriage.


"Danny and Annie" from StoryCorps
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny's final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen.

Pope Francis' Advice to Married Couples
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight -- and all couples do -- they don't have "to call the United Nations," but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.


Marriage as the Cause of Civilization - Why Monogamy is Important
Last edited 31st March 2014

Monogamous marriage was a crucial influence in shaping Western civilization, affirms William Tucker in his new book, “Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human." Tucker, a journalist and author of various books, covers a wide range of topics, from anthropology to the origins of civilization, the role of religion and the contemporary situation of family life.


Sacraments 201: Matrimony (more questions answered)
Last edited 31st March 2014's introduction to the Sacraments series continues when Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about getting married in the Catholic Church: Can we have a destination wedding? What kind of music can we use? What if we're already living together? What if we're divorced?

Are you loving or spoiling your kids?
Last edited 31st March 2014

There are some pretty obvious things everyone knows about parenting: don’t drop the baby, better not feed them soft drink instead of milk, make sure to get some vegetables into their diet. But then there are the less obvious things that many parents miss –one of which would have to be blurring the fine line between taking care of your child and spoiling them to oblivion.


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