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Learn the language and pathways to reveal the reality of love, marriage and family, and discover the theological and philosophical principles behind them.

Exploring Reality and Other Resources

Formation articles that contribute to a reality-based perspective and deeper insights into the application of Church teaching.
They are intended for reflection and contemplation.
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Did Mass Incarceration Destroy the Black Family?

July 20, 2017
Male Incarceration Rates

The Spiritual and Emotional Costs of Porn Use

July 18, 2017
Patrick Coffin and Father Sean Kilcawley

Pew Research: Continuing Rise in Cohabitation

April 26, 2017
Cohabitation among young people infographic

A Handbook for Faithfully Interpreting Amoris Laetitia

April 19, 2017
The Sanctity of the Sacrament of Marriage.

Educational Signs and Flyers

March 29, 2017
Educational signs and flyers

Reflection: Marriage, and God, are Found in the Ordinary

February 22, 2017
A mom, dad, and child walking in a field under a clear, blue sky

Christian Hope and False Idols

January 11, 2017

Society's Crisis in Masculinity, A Call to Battle

January 10, 2017
A man wearing jeans and a t-shirt

How the New Curriculum Undermines the Family

December 29, 2016

Reframing the Marriage Dialogue Reveals Reality

December 10, 2016
Family with Kids - Explaining the reality of marriage in terms that children can understand is critical.

Other Resources

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' For Your Marriage