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Marriage & Family Life Resources


Humanum - An international interreligious colloquium on the complementarity of man & woman.
A series of fantastic video resources were produced for the colloquium. Watched together or just stand alone, they provide eloquent insights into the meaning of marriage and the true complementarity of man and woman. See the videos here.

World Meeting of Families Catecheses

Families from all around the world, travelled to Milan to take part in the Seventh World Meeting of Families. As part of the gathering, catecheses and testimonies were given on the theme: "The Family: Work and Celebration". The Pontifical Council for the Family prepared the following catecheses to help families and communities prepare for the gathering. In addition, they are great resources for any family, parish, movement or group, to use.


Listed below are some books which can help you to better understand and fulfill your role as primary educators of your children. Titles marked with # are available from the Life Marriage and Family office, while those marked with * are available from the Central Catholic Bookstore at 322 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

book-The-Role-of-the-Christian-Family-in-the-Modern-World #*The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Famillaris Consortio)- John Paul II, Pauline Books & Media, Boston USA 1981 book-Letter-to-Families *Letter to Families- John Paul II, Society of St Paul, Sydney 1994
book-Parenting-for-Character Parenting for Character- Andrew Mullins, Finch Publishing, Sydney 2005 book-Upbringing *Upbringing- James Stensen, Scepter Publishers, Princeton NJ, USA 2000
book-Lifeline Lifeline- James Stenson, Scepter Publishers, Princeton NJ, USA 1997 book-The-New-Dare-To-Discipline *The New Dare To Discipline- Dr James Dobson, Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 1992
book-Bringing-Up-Boys *Bringing Up Boys- Dr James Dobson, Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois book-Strong-Fathers-Strong-Daughters *Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters- Dr Meg Meeker, Ballantine Books, New York 2006
book-A-Mothers-Rule-of-Life *A Mothers Rule of Life- Holly Peirlot, Sophia Institute, 2004   #Family- Pope Benedict XVI, USCCB Publishing, Washington 2009


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