Have you or someone you know suffered a miscarriage? Couples often bear this grief in silence and confusion. The world seems to be telling them that a life was not lost, that a tragedy has not happened. And yet, parents know otherwise. Their hearts and minds cope with grief and sorrow that is no less real for going unaffirmed. The Catholic Church rightly insists on the sanctity of life from the moment of conception, but acknowledges it needs to do a better job of ritualizing the loss of life when a miscarriage does occur.
To learn more, see www.foryourmarriage.org. Click on For Your Marriage, then Overcoming Obstacles and then Miscarriage for articles and resources.
Help For Men and Women Struggling With Pornography Use. Pornography has become increasingly more available and accepted in today’s society. Both men and women of all ages have become entangled in the lies and pain of pornography use and even addiction, which has devastating effects on the user and his or her spouse and family. It is important that those who are using pornography & spouses affected by a spouse’s use receive the support and healing that they need.
To learn more, see www.foryourmarriage.org. Click on For Your Marriage, then Overcoming Obstacles, then Pornography for articles and resources or go to the Diocese of Winona’s website.
“The word of God tells us that the family is entrusted to a man, a woman and their children, so that they may become a communion of persons in the image of the union of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” (no. 29)
National Marriage Week (February 7-14) ended this past week, but marriage is something that we can work to improve every day.
For resources to prepare for marriage or strengthen your marriage and family, see www.foryourmarriage.org.
“[M]any assisted reproduction technologies also cause the destruction of human life. This fact is seldom explained to a couple before the various procedures begin.” — “Infertility” (www.goo.gl/Jdmuy3)
ForYourMarriage.Org (an initiative of the USCCB). Great articles can be found on this web site.