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Marriage is difficult… Of course it is difficult! That is why we need the grace, the grace that comes from the sacrament!

Marriage is difficult… Of course it is difficult! That is why we need the grace, the grace that comes from the sacrament! | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
In taking marriage back to God's original plan, Jesus underlines four things relevant to why only one man and one woman can be joined in marriage:
1) «In the beginning, the Creator made them male and female» (Mt 19:4). Jesus teaches that there is great meaning to our masculinity and femininity in God's plan. To ignore it is to ignore who we are.
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World Meeting of Families Speaker Urges Faithful Catholic Education - The Cardinal Newman Society

World Meeting of Families Speaker Urges Faithful Catholic Education - The Cardinal Newman Society | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Faithful Catholic education is essential to reclaiming a true understanding of marriage and human sexuality and renewing family life in the United States, according to Dr.
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Opening Gospel at Synod: Jesus' prohibition of divorce | National Catholic Reporter

Opening Gospel at Synod: Jesus' prohibition of divorce | National Catholic Reporter | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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Harvesting The Fruits Of Contemplation: Pondering Tidbits of Truth

Harvesting The Fruits Of Contemplation: Pondering Tidbits of Truth | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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Pope Francis reflects on family prayer : News Headlines

Pope Francis reflects on family prayer : News Headlines | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
A chief provider and curator of Catholic information on the web since 1996. Our editorial voice, always faithful to the teachings of the Church, assists and inspires Catholic clergy and laity.
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The confusion, complexities and dangers of marriage annulments: A call to order

The confusion, complexities and dangers of marriage annulments: A call to order | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
It’s a sad thing, a broken marriage. I am referring literally to a broken or severed marriage. Of course, all relationships can be broken or severed, and there is sadness in each case. But marriage is the most intimate and fruitful union of a man and a woman, the nexus of the family, a
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Can We Cana? A Community to Support Catholic Marriages: Top Tips for a Joy-Filled Marriage

Can We Cana? A Community to Support Catholic Marriages: Top Tips for a Joy-Filled Marriage | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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Discovering NFP | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Discovering NFP | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Discovering NFP In university I had a fairly stock view of contraception vs NFP, but two events in close succession completely changed my position on Natural Family Planning Fiorella Nash
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The 2015 Synod: The Real Issue at Stake - Crisis Magazine

The 2015 Synod: The Real Issue at Stake - Crisis Magazine | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
When the Church gathers in Rome from October 4-25 for a much-publicized Synod, the centerpiece topic will be “The Family.” We are living in a time when the family unit, which is at the heart of the human experience, has taken on “hot button” status. That is troubling enough. But other fiery issues are also …
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Couple plans to create faith-based marriage retreat in Franklin County

Couple plans to create faith-based marriage retreat in Franklin County | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
A marriage is like a car, says Jay Richards.
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Can We Cana? A Community to Support Catholic Marriages: Top 7 Online Resources for Divorced Catholics

Can We Cana? A Community to Support Catholic Marriages: Top 7 Online Resources for Divorced Catholics | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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Married Couples! What is YOUR Love... - St. Elizabeth Catholic Community | Facebook

Married Couples! What is YOUR Love Language? Make plans to attend the Marriage Enrichment Date Night on August 29 from 6-8 p.m. Babysitting and a light...
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Holy Everything: You can't stress empathy enough

Holy Everything: You can't stress empathy enough | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Consider the last time you whole-heartedly listened to another person. An occasion when someone else was speaking about a life happening and you listened with genuine attentiveness.
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Boredom, Sloth, and the Need for Fathers

Boredom, Sloth, and the Need for Fathers | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
The following is a chapter from a forthcoming book on fatherhood and mentoring by Jason Craig. “My father, in all his teaching,” said John Stuart Mill, “demanded of me not only the utmost that I could do, but much that I could by no possibility could have done.” Fatherhood fully realized communicates meaning, purpose, and …
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Monica and Augustine: Glimpsing into the Unity and Vastness of Marriage and Family

Monica and Augustine: Glimpsing into the Unity and Vastness of Marriage and Family | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
As we reach the end of August, two of my favorite late August feast days are of Saints Monica and Augustine. Last year I discussed the familial example these mother and son pair provide. This year I have been dwelling further on their example of marriage and family, particularly living out
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Who are Your Role Models? Married Celebrities vs. Married Saints

Who are Your Role Models? Married Celebrities vs. Married Saints | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert earned big headlines recently announcing their divorce, after only four years of marriage.  This followed hotly on the heels of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck who came out with their own divorce news a few weeks earlier.  I’ll just go ahead and admit it:  I was rooting for both couples, …
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Readings’ Modern Advice to Husbands and Wives | The Gregorian Blog | The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College

Readings’ Modern Advice to Husbands and Wives | The Gregorian Blog | The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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The Catholic Priest in service to Marriage and Family

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What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part II

What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part II | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Paradoxically, our spiritual God is incarnational. He is not disembodied but has taken on a human nature so that the Word became flesh an...
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Christian Marriage - Encyclical by Pope Leo XIII

LibriVox recording of The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII by Pope Leo XIII. Read in English by Maria Therese Pope Leo XIII (2 March 1810 – 20 July ...
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