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St Valentines Day Kit 2012

In 2010, the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life launched the St Valentine’s Day initiative. We are delighted to offer you our 2012 edition which continues our ongoing desire to use the innate joyfulness of...

God's Gift of Life & Love

God’s Gift of Life & Love

In the forty years since the encyclical Humanae Vitae was published, a number of marvellous developments have occurred. The work of researchers has refined natural fertility methods to a high degree of reliability making...

Passing on the Faith

  The Transmission of the Faith in the Family is part of a worldwide celebration of faith and family. The issues facing families represent some of the most important challenges facing our Church and our...

St Valentine’s Day Kit 2011

Insufficient time together is one of the biggest contributors to relationship breakdown. Whether our relationship is flying or sinking, time together is like a balm, healing the bumps and bruises of life and encouraging feelings of affection and tenderness....

St Valentine’s Day Kit 2010

  Few would question the gift that a loving, stable marriage brings to the family and wider community. Indeed, research findings confirm that marriage provides benefits to both the couple and their children. And...

Divorce FAQs

Divorce and the Catholic Church FAQs

This document is a companion to Marriage in the Catholic Church: Frequently Asked Questions published in 2006 by the Bishops Committee for the Family and for Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. In...

Sacred Sex

Sacred Sex

You’ve heard it before – the Church is such a drag when it comes to sex “you can’t that, don’t do that, that’s not allowed. No! No! NO!” If you think the Church is...

Fatherhood Kit

  There has been a trend towards increasing news stories about fathers in recent years. There continue to be reports of prominent public figures who resign their positions to allow more time for their...