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Marriage and Family Life News Archive

SmartLoving Refreshes Marriages - Retrouvaille helps when they are Troubled

SmartLoving Marriage is for couples at all ages and stages of their marriage who dont want to just drift along in their relationship, who understand the need to keep working at it and at the same time to celebrate what they have together. This two-day non-residential marriage seminar draws on the wisdom of the authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the Body, bringing a fresh perspective and renewed joy in your love for each other. New dates for 2014 February 15 & 16. June 21 & 22. October 18 & 19.

Retrouvaille UK is part of a world-wide Catholic apostolate offering a lifeline to couples whose marriages are deeply troubled.

Read on to find out more about both initiatives.

09 December 2013

Explore - helping young people understand what makes lasting relationships

The Marriage & Family Life Office is working with the Explore charity on a pilot project that takes volunteer married couples into a sample number of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Westminster.  Learn more about the project and how you might be able to help.....

30 September 2013

Edmund Adamus on Vatican Radio

Listen to Edmund Adamus' interview with Vatican Radio, in his new role as  Director for Marriage and Family Life at the Diocese of Westminster, as  the World Meeting of Families takes place in Milan to discuss issues affecting marriage and family life.

31 May 2012

Passionist Family Group Movement

We are delighted to announce that the Passionist Family Group Movement (PFGM) is active in three of our parishes Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, St Joseph's, Highgate, and now Marychurch, Hatfield. 

With loneliness and isolation so prevalent in our society, Family Groups create an extended family atmosphere within the community, opento everyone, where people care for, love and accept each other.

02 December 2011

FAMILIAS - National Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Ministry

Launched in 2007, FAMILIAS is the national network of diocesan family ministry coordinators. 

14 June 2010

Family Council to Work With Dioceses

The Pontifical Council for the Family will coordinate the efforts of dioceses around the world to promote laws, projects and research that work toward strengthening the family.

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, spoke of the new initiative at a meeting in Barcelona.  A press statement from the Archdiocese of Barcelona said the council would work with various episcopal conferences 'to sensitise public opinion in favour of positive laws regarding families.'

13 May 2009

21 reasons why gender matters!

In response to the growing confusion over gender, the Fatherhood Foundation in Australia has issued a report entitled: '21 Reasons why Gender Matters'  with contributions from over 30 academics and researchers.

24 March 2009

Online Social Networking - Keeping Children Safe

Internet safety first - an important message for parents and children. 

11 March 2009


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