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
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  • Intact Marriage and Children’s Well-Being

    “And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.” Malachi 4:6 The best environment for a child to grow up in is a married family. Social sciences research demonstrates the many ways married families benefit children: • Married parents are more encouraging to their children The post Intact Marriage and Children’s Well-Being appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Created Different But Equal

    Last year my 8-year-old son discovered that there are biological differences between boys and girls. His discussion of this discovery got him into a bit of trouble at school and earned him a few lessons with Daddy about respect. It made me thankful that I had the solid teachings of the Church to pull from. The post Created Different But Equal appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Is there a growing link between contraceptives and drinking water contamination?

    Pope Francis just released the encyclical entitled Be Praised which talks about human ecology and the world’s environment. This direct letter illustrates the need for human persons to treat the earth as a precious gift; a gift of all for all. In one section of the letter, the Pope states clearly: “Access to drinkable and secure water The post Is there a growing link between contraceptives and drinking water contamination? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Family Financial Benefits of Marriage

    “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 The social sciences show that marriage has many financial benefits for the entire family: • Children in The post Family Financial Benefits of Marriage appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Less Is More – Tent Camping

    I remember when my children were young a friend told me how they loved camping as a family – in a tent.  At the time I honestly wondered “Why would you want to do that?”  We had a pop-up camper which I thought was THE way to go.  But it wasn’t long after that my The post Less Is More – Tent Camping appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

Contact Information

Office for Marriage and Family Life/NFP
Phone: 608.791.2673

Dan Kitzhaber, Director

Mary Lou Berg, Administrative Assistant

Christy Kitzhaber, Natural Family Planning Coordinator

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