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May married couples experience the fullness of God's plan for their love through openness to life.
3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection: "A husband and wife express their committed love not only with words, but with the language of their bodies. That 'body language'—what a husband and wife say to one another through the intimacy of sexual relations—speaks of total commitment and openness to a future together. …Married love differs from any other love in the world. By its nature, the love of husband and wife is so complete, so ordered to a lifetime of communion with God and each other, that it is open to creating a new human being they will love and care for together. …As many couples who have turned away from contraception tell us, living [the Church's teaching] can contribute to the honesty, openness, and intimacy of marriage and help make couples truly fulfilled."
–Married Love and the Gift of Life, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
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One Step Further:
the Sanctuary of Life" presents, in a fascinating and compelling way, the
Catholic vision of marriage, drawing from Scripture, Pope Saint John Paul II,
and social research.
Did You Know?
National Marriage Week is Wednesday, February 7 – Wednesday, February 14. Archbishop Chaput, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, wrote: "It is an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family."
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