The Murphys, Dawsons, and Stouts all thought that because they studied theology, they would be really good at this marriage thing. But knowing the Theology of the Body, while that knowledge is certainly a gift, does not mean your marriage will be easy. The messiness and difficulty of marriage is part of the vocation; it doesn’t mean that you are failing. Listen to these stories of real marriage and its beauty.
This episode of “Made for Love” is in honor of National Marriage Week 2018!
The Power of the Table
Eating dinner together as a family used to be common and expected. The table is the place where members of the family can talk things out and hear about each other’s lives. This episode features Bishop Caggiano of Bridgeport, Bishop Malone of Buffalo, Brendan Glasgow, Christina Strafaci, Craig and Stephanie Rapp, Tim and Lisa Roder, and Mary Beth Bonacci.
The fourth episode of “Made for Love” addresses domestic abuse and a Catholic response.
Here’s the synopsis:
When Love Means Leaving (Feb. 1)
Domestic violence is a tragic reality in families today. The bishops issued a statement on domestic violence over 20 years ago (“When I Call for Help”), but many people do not know what the Church’s teaching is. Some people mistakenly believe that they must stay in an abusive situation. This episode features Denise, Kathy Bonner, Fr. Chuck Dahm, OP, and the founder of Catholics for Family Peace, Sharon O’Brien.
Here are some links and notes about this topic:
- USCCB: When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence
- Here’s the resource card that Dr. Sharon O’Brien mentions: Someone You Know…
- Information about Domestic Abuse at For Your Marriage
- Catholics for Family Peace
- National Council of Catholic Women
- Women Healing the Wounds (52-page resource)
- Catholic Charities information on domestic abuse
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)