Family Topics - Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

"The Joy of Love" At the heart of the family

Monday, 06 February 2017 12:03
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 The Joy of Love  At the heart of the family
Pope Francis walks resolutely in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Paul VI and the Second Vatican Council, to support Christian spouses and families, inviting them “to value the gifts of marriage and the family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience”. The Holy Father is well aware of the complexity of current
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PARENTS, WILL YOUR CHILDREN BE HAPPY?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:51
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PARENTS, WILL YOUR CHILDREN BE HAPPY?
How can it be that a human being is capable of the best and of the worst. A great battle is raging between Good and Evil; not only globally, but in every human heart. The task of Christian parents is to help their children choose what is good, beautiful, right, and true. They know that the eternal happiness of their children depends on these life decisions. In this present day and age, Christian
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Families, Christ calls us to sow joy and hope!

Friday, 05 September 2014 14:39
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Families, Christ calls us to sow joy and hope!
What is the world's most important job? An international survey of a very wide range of people from all over the world found a surprising answer: raising a child! The vast majority of respondents stated that nothing was more important for the future of humanity than forming adults capable of giving their lives to build a more humane world. As you might have guessed, this survey never occurred!
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Bullying: A plague to combat together

Saturday, 05 October 2013 12:25
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Bullying: A plague to combat together
William is eight years old. Since the beginning of grade three, two of his classmates have laughed at him every day because he is a little chubby. He cries every morning before leaving the house. He does not want to go to school anymore. Olivia is 13 years old. A girl in her class is jealous of her clothes, and enjoys spreading malicious rumours about her. As weeks go by, Olivia becomes
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As Family Choose Life: Choose Jesus Christ

Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:52
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Words that were virtually unknown in the past are now all too familiar ... The age of Aquarius, universal consciousness, transcendental meditation, expansion of consciousness, hypnotism, cosmic energy, aura, chakras, karma, nirvana, paranormal phenomena, yoga, magic, tarot, spiritism, astrology, numerology, witchcraft, astral projection, positive and negative vibes, crystals, reiki, therapeutic
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A beautiful 20 page brochure, with clear and concise answers to the major questions young adults ask about marriage. In a demanding social and cultural environment, discover the greatness and dignity of marriage: a divine calling, a true vocation, a path to sanctity! This overview of the Catholic perspective on marriage will touch all people interested in discovering the truth about marriage as a
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Towards A True Sexual Liberation

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:59
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This text aims to inspire readers to discover the "theology of the body" as taught by Pope John Paul II. Given the hypersexualization of the human person in our society, and the fact that we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, this new reflection is an invitation to discover – or rediscover – the meaning of life while learning about the true
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Families, Did You Know? Love Is Calling Your Children
At a time when all the baptized are called to actively engage in the new evangelization, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family offers an enthusiastic look at vocations in its 2011 Message to families, entitled "Families, did you know? Love is calling your children".
Unique and irreplaceable, every child conceived in the womb is called by God to a unique mission. It is in the family, first,
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Work + Love = Holiness!.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:55
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Work + Love = Holiness!.
As the world progressively overcomes a serious economic crisis, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family offers an important reflection on the grandeur and dignity of work. Christians know that the main ingredient that gives any labour its value - whether it is performed outside the home or within the family - whether it is volunteer or paid work, physical or intellectual - is the love with
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Families, Let's Build A Better World Together!.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:40
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All the choices and decisions made by our governments and courts sooner or later directly impact every family – my family. A mobilization is needed. It is up to families to get together and develop a culture and legislation that benefit the family and reflect their true needs — it's a matter of social justice. Even the smallest act can make a difference in advancing the common good, and all the
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The Gospel of Everyday Life - An Adventure Worth Sharing!
The family – my family – is called to play an important role in the New Evangelization ? How can that be ? What does it mean to evangelize ? This colourfully illustrated publication will help you better understand the call which Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, is extending to you today through his Church. He is counting on each and every one of us to propose his friendship to the members of
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Which parents do not dream of a future where their children will blossom and be happy? Those who have the privilege of knowing Christ do not doubt that it is through an intimate relationship of love with Him that their sons and daughters can find the deep meaning of their existence, and the joy of life even in times of difficulty. Transmitting the faith today is a great challenge as well as a
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Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, twelve months a year, the media bombards us with a variety of information and opinions. Their impact on our ways of living and thinking is real and their power is immense. In its annual Message to Families, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) encourages parents and children to become media-savvy consumers, and to get actively involved
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World Peace: A Family Recipe!

Wednesday, 31 August 2005 18:00
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World Peace: A Family Recipe!
At a time when people wonder about the violence reported daily by the media, this document offers an unexpected ray of hope. The message takes an optimistic look at the mission entrusted to families: to raise sowers of peace and joy! It proposes an overview of qualities that serve the cause of peace and invites families to open themselves to Christ, the Prince of Peace. It invites Canadian
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COLF invites youth, parents, pastors and educators to rediscover the exceptional good news of the Christian family as the first school of life and faith. "The family is a little church, a sanctuary of life, a domestic church, a church at home, a mysterious presence of the living God," the message states. "The good news, then, is that God is with us in our daily lives, in our hearts and in our
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Marriage Matters!

Wednesday, 31 December 2003 17:00
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This brochure sets out 12 of the most frequently asked questions in the current public debate on the redefinition of marriage. The brochure contains pertinent answers to sensitive questions such as what is marriage; if people of the same sex love each other, why can't they get married; and what difference does it make to traditionally married couples if same-sex partners are allowed to marry? The
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In this message the Catholic Organization for Life and Family addresses single-parent families. COLF launches a call for the solidarity and compassion of all families with those that face difficulties in life. "Through the example of Jesus Christ, who took upon himself our loneliness and reclothed it with his presence, our families are called to remain near to, compassionate toward and in
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"You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world." A Message on the Occasion of World Youth Day 2002. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family sees WYD 2002 as an extraordinary gathering. Thousands of young people, who wish to proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ, were involved in this joyful time for the whole Church. By this message, we wish to affirm their talents and
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This is a reflection paper on the conjugal, social and religious significance of marriage. The 44-page document presents a portrait of marriage in Canada, examines the social dimension of marriage as well as its personal and conjugal dimensions, looks at marriage from a Christian anthropological perspective and presents the sacramental dimension of marriage. It answers many current questions,
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What does family prayer look like today? Is it difficult to pray with your children? How is it done? Where and when shall we pray? Here are answers to some of the questions that arise among contemporary parents who want to introduce their children to prayer. 1 Pkg of 25 copies (Please enter the number of packages required below) Download:
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The Catholic Organization for Life and Family marks Jubilee Year 2000 with the publication of a leaflet entitled A Child Gives Life to Love and Love to Life! This brochure affirms that the arrival of every child into the world is good news, because each child is a promise of grace and a blessing. We know from the coming of Jesus among us that the birth of one child can change the world. The
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The Catholic Organization for Life and Family has published a message to salute the International Year of Older Persons. 1999 has been so designated by the United Nations. The message, A Blessing for the World, a Treasure for the Church, is contained in a six-page leaflet that reflects on some the challenges, contributions and possibilities for seniors in our families, Church and
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This leaflet was produced by COLF on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Using a question and answer format and bright illustrations, the document explains the advantages and mechanics of natural family planning.
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This text was produced by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family on the occasion of the International Day of the Family, which is celebrated on May 15 each year.
This brochure celebrates and explains the importance of the family and its individual members and the gifts that they are to the world. It warmly encourages family members to live out their vocations to the
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An encouragement and celebration of the family, this brochure recognizes the challenges faced by modern families and emphasizes the strengths and uniqueness of the family in society. Sorry, no printed copies available. Download:
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