Entries by Claudio Mora

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Advent and Marriage Preparation

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The name Advent (from the Latin word Adventus, which signifies a coming) is applied to the time of year during which the Church requires the faithful to prepare for the celebration of the feast of Christmas — the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. The season of Advent lasts […]

Love is Thankful

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How often do we remember to give thanks for the acts of love and kindness we constantly receive? How many times do we take for granted the love that surrounds us? The celebration of Thanksgiving comes into our lives once a year as a reminder to be thankful, not only […]

A Fruitful Orientation at the USCCB

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October 8th-10th, several new Diocesan Directors of Family Life gathered at the Washington Retreat House in Washington, DC for an orientation that was put together by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth. The goal of the orientation was to introduce […]

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What do you do at Pre-Cana?

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You are getting married in the Catholic Church. Congratulations! Now that the big decision is made and you have decided to begin this process, you may have heard about “Pre-Cana” and you may be wondering what it is and how will it benefit you and your future spouse. First, what […]

NACFLM Conference 2019

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A recap of our experience attending the 2019 NACFLM Conference where we were able to reconnect with peers, discover new materials, and make new connections.

3 Tips To Help Your Marriage Preparation Program

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“There are a number of legitimate ways to structure programmes of marriage preparation, and each local Church will discern how best to provide a suitable formation without distancing young people from the sacrament.” (Amoris Laetitia #207) As diocesan or parish leaders, we are often faced with those “special cases”. There’s […]