Two Churches, One Marriage – Interchurch Couples

Two Churches, One Marriage is a free, web-based program that explores the challenges and rewards that interchurch couples may encounter, as well as strategies for dealing with those challenges. For those interested in offering the program in a workshop format, you can e-mail Dr. Williams at to request a free electronic copy of the leader manual…

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A Catholic Marriage-Building Innovation Roundtable

376-risti_6_b.jpgFriday, April 19, 2013 ~ 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Ayres Suites Hotel (near Ontario Airport)
1945 East Holt Blvd. * Ontario, CA * 91761 *

(800) 248-4661
Many of the challenges that our Church – and our society – are facing today would be positively impacted if the marriages and families in our Church were healthy, strong, and vibrant. Today, perhaps more than ever, the Church needs to have a comprehensive strategy for supporting and invigorating marriages and families.
In this unique setting designed to overcome some of the common obstacles to innovative thinking and problem solving, new ideas will be infused into existing efforts, challenging us to create plans that will be effective in our unique church environment. Some of the best and most effective mod-els of marriage education and ministry will be explored.

Facilitators for the day will be Lorrie Gramer, President of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers, along with Bill Coffin. who are both Senior Consultants tor Marriage-Building California.
Registration is free, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS A MUST.
A complete schedule will be available here in March.
Lunch will be included.
A limited number of travel/accommodation vouchers are available. Please contact us to request one.

You are also invited and encouraged to take advantage of the following day’s trainings for Fully Engaged: a new Catholic Pre-marital Inventory and the Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide, two of the best Catholic efforts in their field. Chris Codden and Rose Sweet will be the trainers and this event is being hosted by the Diocese of San Bernardino.

World Meeting of Families Coming to Philadelphia | Daily News |

Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in the city for the Vatican-sponsored event Sept. 22-27, 2015, and the next pope also is expected to attend…

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What Catholic Women Want – Kathryn Jean Lopez – National Review Online

The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the new progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church cease being Catholic now that Pope Benedict XVI will be pope no longer. That this chorus would have the Vatican dancing to the beat of a Lady Gaga song is no surprise. The fascinating rejoinder is: You know that Church that has been cast in conventional narratives as an oppressor of women and backward in the ways of the world, most particularly when it comes to sex? You know what Catholic women want from it? To hear more about what the Church actually proposes!…

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Marriage enrichment: Make significant days a family affair

Holidays, feast days are ways parents can establish traditions that can be handed down to children

Recently, a dear friend of mine gave me a gift of Irish-themed kitchen items. She gave them to me because she knows that I love St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day has been an important day all my life and I have many wonderful memories of celebrating the holiday with my family and friends while growing up.My love of St. Patrick’s Day did pose a small problem for me, however, when I married a full-blooded Italian…

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Archbishop Aquila: live marriage as public witness to truth :: EWTN News

To build a culture of life, Catholics must live their marriage and family lives as a witness to the truth written on the human heart, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver told a local gathering.“If we want to overcome the lies about sexuality, marriage and family, we need to overcome them with the truth,” the archbishop told a Feb. 14 meeting of the Denver chapter of Legatus, an organization of Catholic business leaders.“If we intend to restore social and legal protection for marriage, your task is to live your marriages as a public witness to the truth about the dignity and gift of human sexuality and the family,” he emphasized.  Archbishop Aquila began the discussion of the…

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