Office of Evangelization & Family Life Ministries

Family Life

On this page you will find resources for enriching your Catholic family life as well as help and support for when family life is challenging. Quick Links:

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“Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. The future of humanity, as Saint John Paul II often said, passes through the family. The future passes through the family. So protect your families! Protect your families! See in them your country’s greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments.”

-Pope Francis – Address to families, Manilla, Philippines, January 16th, 2015


Download the Pastoral Letter

The Church worldwide has focused on the family for the past year at the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family (2014) and the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family (2015) as well as the World Meeting of Families (2015). This pastoral letter written by Archbishop Samuel Aquila addresses issues important in family life including the family’s meaning and mission, challenges to the family, and how to live the family’s mission.

ABA Family letter cover