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

  • The Effect of Parents on Their Child’s Piety

    Parents’ religious behavior and spiritual conversations play a significant role in their adolescent child’s religious life–even more influential than schooling, peers, or other religious mentors. Social science research demonstrates this in many ways:• Teenagers whose parents actively practice their faith and speak about religion in their families are more likely to be involved in religious […] The post The Effect of Parents on Their Child’s Piety appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Do people who smoke marijuana have an increased risk of stroke?

    As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes, it’s important for us to become knowledgeable about  potential risks and side effects. A study published in the February 16th, 2015,  issue of Medscape Reports indicates that there is a causal link between smoking marijuana and strokes.   More […] The post Do people who smoke marijuana have an increased risk of stroke? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Marriages that Last – What’s the Secret?

    Each year, the Office for Marriage and Family Life honors couples from the Diocese who are celebrating 50+ years of marriage. In this time of skyrocketing divorce, what have these couples done to keep their marriages joy-filled and intact? Perhaps a recent study on lasting relationships can give us the answer. Since the early 1970’s […] The post Marriages that Last – What’s the Secret? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • 10 Truths Exceptional Parents Live By

    Parenting has never been easy. Being a good Catholic parent has always been even more difficult. Being a good Catholic parent in the modern world sometimes seems like an extreme sport! But it’s not impossible. It just means that parents need to be more intentional and more connected to the grace of Holy Matrimony than […] The post 10 Truths Exceptional Parents Live By appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Strengthening Your Relationships as a Defense Against Porn

    Pornography is directly opposed to the life of a Christian and the vocation of Christian marriage. The focus of pornography is on self-gratification, even at the expense of the dignity of others. Pornography is really about treating others as an object of pleasure. That’s why building friendship is one of the most effective antidotes to […] The post Strengthening Your Relationships as a Defense Against Porn appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]