Family Life

Abortion, contraception, adultery, masturbation
  • Saints Zelia and Louis Martin –Patrons of marriage
  • On Sunday 18 October 2015, Pope Francis canonised the spouses Louis and Zelia Martin — the parents of St Teresa of the Child Jesus. These married saints perfectly fulfilled their earthly calling: Louis as a husband and father, Zelia as a wife and mother.

  • “Blood is upon their hands” (Ezek 23:45)
  • Scripture says that cursed is he who is willing to kill a man and shed innocent blood for money (Deut 27:25). “The voice of your brother’s blood is crying” to God (Gen 4:10), and to us those people who survived an attempt on their lives in their mother’s womb are loudly crying out.

  • Marriage – a school for working on yourself
  • Living in the grace of the matrimony sacrament requires a deep faith and persistence. Everyday life brings many challenges to the spouses and only deep roots in Christ give us a chance for true happiness.

  • The mass demoralisation of youth
  • Public areas are steeped in erotic content - billboards and advertising posters at bus stops contain demoralising sexual undertones, while television and the internet bring pornography into our homes. Is it possible to somehow resist the wave of demoralisation?

  • What homosexuality is not
  • In three short articles I shall give a survey of the most important issues with respect to the subject of homosexuality (or “samesex attraction”, SSA). This view highlights what I see as the best insights in the origin and treatment of homosexuality, and is based on over 45 years of research and therapeutic experience.

  • Marital Love
  • In the Sacred Scriptures God makes constant use of words and images to highlight for us His divine—and therefore unfailing—prescription for a happy life, including a happy married life. God cares about our happiness, often more so than we do ourselves.

  • The Contra-ceptive Mindset
  • There are all sorts of more or less harmful contraceptive products on the market; but the worst form of contraception is the one that has taken root in the human mind.

  • The “Pornographization" of Society
  • There can be no doubt that the pornography industry would vanish if there were no demand for its merchandise. By the same token, the demand would not exist if people did not fall prey to addiction to pornography. Small wonder, then, that pornographic content forces its way into our homes, wreaking moral and psychological havoc on our society.

  • A Priceless Treasure
  • Married couples possess a marvelous treasure. That treasure is Jesus Christ in the sacrament of matrimony. They need to entrust all their problems to Jesus, since it is only by His strength that they will overcome them.

  • Love and Openness to Life
  • As Blessed John Paul II taught us, “The fundamental task of the family is to serve life, to actualize in history the original blessing of the Creator—that of transmitting by procreation the divine image from person to person” (Familiaris consortio, 28).

  • Abortion: A Remedy?
  • My name is Paulina. I am thirty-one years old. I have been married for twelve years. My husband Mark is thirty-six years old. We have two daughters: Caroline (aged twelve) and Veronica (aged seven). We are expecting our third child (Dominica), whom I am carrying under my heart.

  • The Gift of Simon
  • We have been married for twenty years. The fruit of our love have been five sons, two of whom went to the Lord while still in my womb. We would like to share our experience of God's love for us.

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