Remain in My Love

CanaVox Small Reading Groups

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is partnering with CanaVox to provide small reading and discussion groups on the most pressing issues concerning marriage and family life.  During the first year of Remain in My Love, which is addressed to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, staff of the APC are invited to participate in a small group once a month during work hours.  Those who are not on staff at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center are welcome to follow along with these readings on your own time or start your own CanaVox group

Participants will explore the truths of the Catholic faith and natural law concerning marriage. The readings for each session address the problems our marriage culture faces, but also provide solutions and hope. Readings for each small group session can be found below. 

Pastoral Center Staff:
Click here to sign up for a reading group
How the CanaVox Groups Work

(Lecturas en español)

Session 1: On the Meaning of Marriage 

Optional: Ryan Anderson for FOCUS, “ What is Marriage? Part 1” (a  22 minute video version of the chapter above)

Session 2: Marital Love 

Session 3: Contraception and NFP

Optional“Natural Family Planning: the Best Worst Thing Ever” (6 minute video)

Session 4: The Hook Up Culture 

Session 5: Cohabitation

Optional: Katrina Fernandez, “Cohabitation is a Smack in the Face.”  

Optional for Priests and Parish Ministers: John and Teri Bosio, Cohabitation Before Marriage: Ministering to Couples Who Are Living Together

Session 6: Divorce

Session 7: The Importance of Fatherhood

Session 8: Pornography

Optional for Parents:

Session 9: Compassionate Solutions to Infertility: NaPro Technology and the Health Risks of IVF

Optional:

Session 10:  Understanding and Loving those with Same Sex Attraction

Optional:

Session 11: Transgender Identity 

Session 12: Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting

Pick One: