Christian family

Christian family
  • Faithful love
  • Marital love is the greatest treasure of every family and as any treasure it must be guarded well. The first guardian of marital love is fidelity. For this reason the first words of the marriage vows speak of the fidelity of the spouses to each other.

  • Large Family–Good Choice!
  • There is no greater joy in life than that of bringing another child into the family. No consumer item, no professional career gives as much joy as the smile of a child gazing into the eyes of its mother. In deciding to have a large family, the married couple makes the best of possible choices.

  • Triumph through Prayer
  • October 12, 2010 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the inauguration in Poland of the Prayer Crusade in Defense of Pre-Born Children—a crusade that led to a cultural breakthrough, an unprecedented transition under democratic conditions from “legalized” abortion to a legal defense of pre-born children.

  • “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives Me”
  • We gave no thought to having a child. We felt we needed time to get on our feet, to find better paying jobs, and pay off our debts.

  • The Church’s Resolute Defence of the Truth
  • It is not surprising that 
the Catholic Church should constantly be attacked for her staunch refusal to accept artificial contraception. Contraception is a diabolic invention; yet most Churches have succumbed to the pressures of this world and stopped opposing it.

  • MPHMC Sanctification through Motherhood
  • “[Woman] will be saved through motherhood” (1 Tim: 15). We cannot underestimate the significance of conjugal fertility, for the word of God clearly links it with salvation.

  • Contraception: An Evil Taken Lightly
  • Like all his predecessors, Blessed John Paul II condemned as “morally unacceptable” the practices of “contraception, direct sterilization, autoeroticism, pre-marital sexual relations, homosexual relations, and artificial insemination” (Veritatis splendor, 47). Can we reconcile ourselves with an evil that the Holy Father, the supreme authority in the area of morals, condemned?

  • Marital Chastity (Part One)
  • One of our readers writes: “I have been married for eight years. In all these years I have yet to hear a priest at a Sunday Mass address the subject of marital purity, reminding couples of the principles of proper sexual conduct. Do not be afraid of raising such sensitive subjects. Keep raising them.” Thanks for the reminder. Love One Another Magazine often raises the subject of marital purity, and here is yet another piece.

     

    Part Two

  • Let Us Save Marriages! Prayer for Marriages in Crisis
  • “It is necessary and urgent that every person of good will endeavor to save and foster the values and requirements of the family”

    (John Paul II)

  • It Is God Who Gives Life
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    We have five children. Our fourth was born with Down syndrome. When I learned at the hospital after her birth that my little Joanna would be burdened with this condition, I worried terribly. What’s more, the little one’s life was in danger. The doctors decided to give her a blood transfusion. Without waiting, in my desire to save her, I baptized her in the hospital with water. What was our amazement—the doctor’s and mine—when after the sacrament Joanna was healed! We left the hospital the next day without a blood transfusion.

  • The Movement of Faithful Hearts: Hope that does not Disappoint
  • There is a saying that hope is the mother of fools. But this is the hope we place in money, in our own wisdom, in our own strength. But Saint Paul speaks of another kind of hope: “[W]e even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly” (Rom 5: 3-6).

  • Will the Church Ever Accept Condoms?
  • The question is often asked if, given the terrible epidemic of AIDS, the Church ought not to accept the use of the condom, which according to the common wisdom lowers the risk of contracting the disease by 60%. We often hear of “special situations,” in which the condom seems to be the only reasonable solution.

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