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How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

The movement to take back marriage for our children and family is going to take many resources and the contributions of many individuals and organization. Brandon Vogt has recently published a book and is developing resources including videos that can be helpful for parents and others who have family member and friends who have been lured by the culture and have rejected the teachings of the Church. Heartbreaking to parents is the fact that many are leaving the Church.

The book, with the Forward by Bishop Robert Barron, is entitled RETURN: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church. Information on the book and other resources he is developing can be found at helpthemreturn.com. It is important for each of us to recognize the need for developing new ways of thinking and new skills for communicating so that people in the culture can understand what the Church teaches. The solution is merely speaking what the Church teached more loudly, but surrendering to the Holy Spirit and entering into dialogue with our family members, friends and the culture. It is a dialogue that requires preparation and practice by all of us.

As then Bishop Karol Wojtyla (St. Pope John Paul II) said during Vatican II, “The question is not whether we already know the truth well, but rather how to enable the world to find the truth and make it its own.” Responding to that challenge regarding the reality of God’s plan for love, marriage, sexuality and family is the specific mission of the Marriage Reality Movement, but resources being developed by a broad range of Catholic organizations based on the teachings of St Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis are critical to the New Evangelization and the Evangelization of Culture. We are grateful for Brandon’s work, which is complements this mission.