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

  • Four Ways a Family Can Imitate the Trinity

    God wants us to know and love him intimately. But how do you get to know someone you’ve never seen? One way is to send them a picture.This is exactly what God does by creating the family. We all know human beings are made in the image and likeness of God (Gn 1:27), but God […] The post Four Ways a Family Can Imitate the Trinity appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Religion and Chastity

    “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” I Timothy 4:12 There are many sexual temptations for youth today. However, social science research shows that religious practice cultivates the virtues necessary for a chaste life in young adulthood: • […] The post Religion and Chastity appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Link between Oral Contraceptive Use and MS

    According to a study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California, there is a link between the use of oral contraceptives and the development of the first symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) or its precursor, clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). According to the lead researcher, Kerstin Hellwig, MD, women with MS or CIS were more likely to have […] The post Link between Oral Contraceptive Use and MS appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Religion and Educational Achievement

    “Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” Proverbs 4:13 Many educational benefits are associated with religious practice: • Church involvement can have an even more beneficial impact on educational progress than does family income, especially for the poor. • Students who attend church weekly while growing up […] The post Religion and Educational Achievement appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Parents’ Influence on Children’s Piety

    “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Children whose parents attend church frequently and consider religion to be important are more likely to: • Attend church frequently, especially if their father or mother takes them to church, • practice […] The post Parents’ Influence on Children’s Piety appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.