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Understanding Marriage & Family: A Catholic Perspective

by O Praem Sebastian Walshe

In this book Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., explains and defends the traditional understandings of marriage and family so that the goodness and beauty of marriage and family can once again shine forth.

Understanding Marriage and Family: A Catholic Perspective looks at marriage and family through the lenses of common sense and the Catholic faith. Through those lenses, a clear and distinct understanding of marriage and family arises which harmonizes with the consensus of past generations. Using clear language, Fr. Sebastian instructs parents and teachers how to understand, explain and defend traditional marriage and family to a new generation which has lost sight of the wisdom of the ages. Filled with lots of helpful objections and answers, as well as clear examples and helpful advice about living a joyful and healthy marriage and family life. The ideal handbook for the bewildered parent or the inquisitive student.

Review Quotes:

The unchangeable truth about marriage and sexuality is in our day sunder a general attack by the enemies of God and His Revelation. Since that time, the Church has defended this Divine truth through apologetics. In our days, there is an urgent need of apologetics in defense of the truth especially about marriage and sexuality. Marriage and family, being the vital cell of human society and of the Holy Church, are attacked largely because their natural and obvious meaning is distorted by modern ideological totalitarianism. Understanding Marriage and Family: A Catholic Perspective by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., is a true Catholic apologia for marriage and family, showing in a convincing and dialogical manner the beauty of their meaningfulness as planned and created by the infinite wisdom of God the Creator and the Redeemer. This book will surely be of great benefit to everyone who wants sincerely to know the true and unchanging meaning of marriage and family, so that moral beauty and moral health might be restored to the entire family of humankind of our day. - ✠ Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Mary in Astana

Ascending upon both reason and faith, Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., with providential clarity, charity, and certainty, dismantles the desolation of lives unmoored from human nature, and marriages divorced from their divine inspiration, proposing anew to all willing to hear, the freeing and fulfilling proposal of Christian marriage in all its solidity and sublimity. Look within to regain hope, recover communion, and rediscover the fullness of married joy! -✠ Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, IL

In the midst of so much confusion and darkness about marriage and family among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, this book by Fr. Walshe brings much appreciated clarity and light. His precise definitions, cogent explanations and convincing answers to the key objections make this book an indispensable handbook for parents, educators and all those who are seeking to re-propose to the world the truth, beauty and goodness about marriage and family. - ✠ James S. Wall, Bishop of the Diocese of Gallup, NM

Finally, a book that provides clear definitions, makes incisive distinctions, and anticipates all the main objections hurled at both marriage and the family. This is a complete field manual that brings Father Walshe's characteristic warm style and cool logic to the most important battle in the culture war. If you want to defend what St. John Paul II called "the first and the most important path that man walks," look no farther. Highly recommended. - Patrick Coffin, Host, and co-founder of CoffinNation.com