Contains Humanae Vitae in full, with an explanation of the text
Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good For Your Marriage by Catholic Answers Live host Patrick Coffin is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic.
In Scripture, Mercy, and Homosexuality, Mary Healy explores all those passages and more in light of the revelation of God’s mercy. She provides a scholarly yet readable explanation of how Scripture actually offers a fully harmonious message about God’s plan for human love and happiness, and shows how the Bible can help us fulfill our call to be the face of God’s mercy to all.
Children, Faith and Family Life
Pratical pointers on helping to care for your children.
Drawing on over a decade as a pro-life organizer, Horn helps you cut through the diversions and obfuscations of the “pro-choice” side in order to accurately frame the legal, historical, and medical issue surrounding abortion. Then he demonstrates—with vivid personal examples from his years of campus activism—the importance of being charitable in all abortion debates, no matter how strident the other side might be. We must be not just warriors for the pro-life cause, he says, but ambassadors for it.
In Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues, Leila Miller and Trent Horn give parents (guardians and teachers, too!) crucial tools and techniques to form children with the understanding they need—appropriate to their age and maturity level—to meet the world’s challenges.
Put on a praise parade for Jesus. Lead a Scripture pantomime. Make a kindness tree. These are just a few of the creative, interactive ideas you will find here to help children explore Jesus presence in their lives and his call to love as he loves. Each chapter begins with a gospel reflection, followed by an engaging activity suggestion perfect for ages 5-8 and for adapting to many other age levels and backgrounds. Simple prayer starters for children to finish in their own words, along with full prayers to say together complete the learning experience, helping children actively respond to the love of Jesus in their hearts and live in joy as his disciples.
In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes.
This booklet begins with an exploration of what sex education ought to be for, and shows how vital parents are in helping their children to put God’s immense gift of human sexuality into a wider context.
Fatherhood is explored through the scriptures and examples. Includes practical advice on how a father can lead his children and his family to fulfilment, happiness and faith.
Anna Melchior describes the rewards and challenges of motherhood, giving useful tips and reflections for mums or mums to be.
Pope Francis brings his practical wisdom and insights to bear on many aspects of family life today: parents, children, grandparents, male, female, engaged, education, illness, poverty, death and suffering.
This booklet is for young adults, those thinking of marriage, or those already married. It explains many aspects of the rich teaching of the Catholic Church on love in marriage and responsible parenthood.
An engaging introduction to John Paul II’s revolutionary teaching on love, sexuality, and the meaning of our bodies.
This booklet helps the reader gain an insightful understanding of our deepest need to love and be loved, and what place our sexuality has in this important aspect of our lives.
A doctor answers 24 common questions put to him by Catholics preparing for marriage. The advantages of Church teaching and natural fertility awareness are explained.
In 2016, Pope Francis described a “global war trying to destroy marriage”. This booklet explores the Catholic understanding of marriage and five key ideas that led to the destruction of it.
These prayers and meditations offer couples a ready, thorough and reliable support to the daily challenges and joys of married life. An essential spiritual companion for married and engaged couples.