The Church on Marriage

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Parents and the First Commandment: Educate Your Children

Empower Parents There is a profound relationship between the First Commandment of the Law of God and the divine vocation of parents to be the first and foremost educators of their children. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says empower parents (emphasis added): Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord, and [...]

By |2020-05-27T20:26:31-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Marriage & Family, The Church on Marriage|Tags: , |
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VIDEO: Fr. Francesco Giordano: From Divorce to Transhumanism

Father Francesco Giordano, director of HLI's Rome office, gave this talk at the Rome Life Forum 0n May 18th, 2017. Following is the abstract, or descriptive summary, of Fr. Giordano's topic. "When we talk about rights today, we often think of individual rights because this is a concept that has seeped into [...]

By |2020-05-27T20:30:48-04:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Marriage & Family, The Church on Marriage|Tags: , , , |
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Eight Threats to Marriage and What We Can Do about It

The latest attacks on marriage are fashioned by those who attempt to redefine the authentic definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships based on gender theory. Threat #1: Wounded Human Nature The Book of Genesis reveals that problems between men and women stem from the fact that our human nature [...]

By |2020-05-27T21:41:36-04:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: Marriage & Family, The Church on Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |
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Recovering the Art of Living to Build a Culture of Life

Recorded in 2013, in this presentation HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet says that in today's society the art of living is overshadowed by a false understanding of man and woman and their ultimate destiny. As cultures continue to collapse, it becomes imperative for all Christians to fully participate in [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:38:44-05:00July 25th, 2013|Categories: Marriage & Family, The Church on Marriage|Tags: , |
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John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Living the Gospel of Life

Photo by Rose Elena In this 2012 presentation, HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet speaks about John Paul II's Theology of the Body and how it is an important resource in understanding God's plan for marriage, family, and society. The Theology of the Body was given by the [...]

Humanae Vitae Explained

In this 2001 presentation, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, executive director of HLI's Rome office, explains that the Church has always taught that contraception is a sin. Some claims arose starting in the early 1960s that this teaching was in question, but this has never been the case. The climate of the [...]

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this [...]

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

Polls show that most young people today, even those who identify themselves as Christians, have no problem with “same-sex marriage.” If young people today are at all aware of what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and human sexuality, what they think they know is often only a caricature of [...]