CanaVox Small Groups

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.  In 2018, as part of the Archdiocesan Remain in My Love initiative to renew marriage and family life, staff members of the parishes and schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to launch CanaVox small reading groups.  In these groups, participants will gather to explore and discuss 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. (Lecturas en español)

Kickoff Meeting

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: