Marriage & Family

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marriagefamily 350The Catholic traditional marriage, the education and care of children and the place of the family has received special reflection over the last 80 years.  The Social Compendium says:  “A society built on a family scale is the best guarantee against drifting off course into individualism or collectivism, because within the family the person is always at the centre of attention as an end and never as a means.” It is patently clear that the good of persons and the proper functioning of society are closely connected “with the healthy state of conjugal and family life”

Over the history of the CWLA this has been a large and complex concern.  No more so than in recent years when the very identity and nature of marriage and family has been questioned by people who have been disillusioned by broken or abusive relationships or who have been confused by philosophies promote what appear at first to be valid alternatives to the essential human bonds of nuptial love, to the life-long, mutual and exclusive marriage covenants and the priority of natural parental-child relationships.

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Downloadable resources sourced primarily from the Archdiocese of Melbourne Life, Marriage & Family Office and the Life Marriage & Family Centre of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Used with Permission.
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