THE BISHOP'S VOICE: Conclusion of Pastoral Letter on Marriage and Family

NOTE: Following is the tenth (and final) installment of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s Pastoral Letter titled “Marriage and Family in God's Design: Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Marriage and Family.” The pastoral letter is being released in conjunction with the Year for Marriage and Family being celebrated in the diocese from October 2014 - October 2015. It will address topics such as the nature of marriage, the importance of sexuality and conjugal love, the gift of children, the ancient roots of marriage, the reality of an enduring natural law of marriage, the virtue of chastity, the theology of the body, the sacramental nature of marriage, the relationship between marriage and priestly celibacy, holistic marriage versus artificial interventions, and other topics.

Chapter Ten of Bishop Sheridan's Pastoral Letter on Marriage and Family

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THE BISHOP'S VOICE: A Spirituality of Marriage and Family Life

NOTE: Following is the ninth installment of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s Pastoral Letter titled “Marriage and Family in God's Design: Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Marriage and Family.” The pastoral letter is being released in conjunction with the Year for Marriage and Family being celebrated in the diocese from October 2014 - October 2015. It will address topics such as the nature of marriage, the importance of sexuality and conjugal love, the gift of children, the ancient roots of marriage, the reality of an enduring natural law of marriage, the virtue of chastity, the theology of the body, the sacramental nature of marriage, the relationship between marriage and priestly celibacy, holistic marriage versus artificial interventions, and other topics.

Chapter Nine of Bishop Sheridan's Pastoral Letter on Marriage and Family

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THE BISHOP'S VOICE: The Rights and Duties of Parents and Children

NOTE: Following is the eighth installment of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s Pastoral Letter titled “Marriage and Family in God's Design: Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Marriage and Family.” The pastoral letter is being released in conjunction with the Year for Marriage and Family being celebrated in the diocese from October 2014 - October 2015. It will address topics such as the nature of marriage, the importance of sexuality and conjugal love, the gift of children, the ancient roots of marriage, the reality of an enduring natural law of marriage, the virtue of chastity, the theology of the body, the sacramental nature of marriage, the relationship between marriage and priestly celibacy, holistic marriage versus artificial interventions, and other topics.

Chapter Eight of Bishop Sheridan's Pastoral Letter on Marriage and Family

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LA VOZ DEL OBISPO: Los derechos y deberes de los padres y los hijos

Continuando con nuestra reflexión sobre la realidad y el significado de la familia, un tema importante viene a la mente: los derechos y deberes de los miembros de la familia. El vínculo más preciado en la familia es el del amor. Nada expresa esto con mayor claridad que la escena de una madre y un padre con su bebé recién nacido. Es imposible describir la esperanza y la fuerza que esos padres sienten en ese momento, cuando reconocen el privilegio y la responsabilidad de amar, nutrir y defender a esta nueva personita que ha sido puesta en sus manos. ¡Cuántos planes y sueños cruzan sus mentes para el futuro de sus hijos! ¡Qué fuerte es su sensación de asombro por el frágil regalo que les ha sido confiado!

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THE BISHOP'S VOICE: Varying Forms of Family Life

NOTE: Following is the seventh installment of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s Pastoral Letter titled “Marriage and Family in God's Design: Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Marriage and Family.” The pastoral letter is being released in conjunction with the Year for Marriage and Family being celebrated in the diocese from October 2014 - October 2015. It will address topics such as the nature of marriage, the importance of sexuality and conjugal love, the gift of children, the ancient roots of marriage, the reality of an enduring natural law of marriage, the virtue of chastity, the theology of the body, the sacramental nature of marriage, the relationship between marriage and priestly celibacy, holistic marriage versus artificial interventions, and other topics.

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