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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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What is Marriage in Reality?

September 25, 2016
Marriage Reality

Understating the Marriage 'Commitment'

September 3, 2016
Child holds the hands of Mom and Dad

Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument

July 27, 2016
Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Explaining the Reality of Marriage

July 9, 2016
Sacramental marriage

Cardinal Wuerl Responds to "Aggressive Gender Ideology" with Reality

June 2, 2016
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC

Time for Healing, not Lamenting

May 24, 2016
Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, NE

Cardinals Address Amoris Laetitia; CDF Prefect Says Church’s Teaching has not Changed

May 6, 2016
St Peters Basilica Cardinals Reflect on "Joy of Love"

Know the Difference Between Sin and Sinner, Pope Francis Says

April 20, 2016
Mary Magdalene washes Jesus' feet

How Pope Francis Thinks We Should Change Marriage Prep

April 11, 2016
Pope Francis Marriage Preparation starts with learning how to love

How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

March 31, 2016
Barndon Vogt: RETURN: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

Other Resources

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