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

  • Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?)

    If you are watching some of the many home repair shows on HGTV, you’re not alone! Home design shows are very popular, and an important element of them involves marital decision–making. Does the couple want a city or country location? What is on their wish list and how important is it? In one show, a […] The post Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?) appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Staying well-informed about the Catholic Church thru Apps and websites

    There are an impressive number of great websites and smartphone apps that anyone can access to learn more about their faith and stay well-informed about the Catholic Church in the world today. Here are our top choices. Websites: Vatican.va: This is the official website for the Vatican. It presents news services, information on the history […] The post Staying well-informed about the Catholic Church thru Apps and websites appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Marriage Matters

    As our culture turns away from the institution of marriage, cohabitation is increasingly normalized. But social science shows that marriage is better for everyone involved. Mothers benefit from marriage in some special ways. Married mothers report more love and intimacy in their relationships than cohabiting or single mothers. Married mothers report less depression, more support […] The post Marriage Matters appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • National Natural Family Planning Week

    July is a time for families to settle into the slower rhythm of summer and relax. It is the traditional month to hit the pause button at work and escape into a three day weekend or a week- long vacation. It is a time to celebrate family and life in its full. Truly, there are […] The post National Natural Family Planning Week appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Humanae Vitae fifty years later

    You’ve heard the expression: “wisdom comes with age.” It testifies to the reality that the truth becomes clearer over time. Just ask anyone over 50 to share how decades of experience have clarified their thinking and sharpened their ability to spot the truth. At the risk of revealing my age, I want to share a […] The post Humanae Vitae fifty years later appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]