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whether you want to create a more intimate and godly marriage, celebrate more faithful and fulfilling family life, or discover the path to a more grace-filled personal life, the Catholic Counselors at Pastoral Solutions Institute can help strengthen and support you on your spiritual and emotional journey!
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General Mission Goals of the USCCB
The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals and organized into three key areas of responsibility.
To act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and societyTo foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff
To offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D
The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization equipping Christians to defend the family and build a civilization of love.
Founded by world-renowned author, speaker, and academic Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, the Ruth Institute’s Resource Center provides decades of research and educational tools to support individuals and families harmed by divorce, the hook-up culture, and other forms of family breakdown.
The Ruth Institute believes that:
Every person has the right to know his or her cultural heritage and genetic identity.
Every child has a right to a relationship with their natural mother and father except for an unavoidable tragedy.
The Ruth Institute rejects the idea that a child is a problem to solve if you don’t want one and an object to purchase if you do want one.
The Ruth Institute has a dream that every child be welcomed into life in a loving home with their own mother and father, married to each other.
The Ruth Institute upholds the ancient Christian teachings about marriage, family, and human sexuality. These teachings are today sometimes regarded as exclusively “Catholic.” But in fact, Judaism, and most Christian groups, historically taught many of the same things. The Ruth Institute works with individuals and groups, religious or otherwise, who share our views, in whole or in part, regardless of their positions on other issues.
What is a Retrouvaille Program?
The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.
In recognition of the fact that each human life is part of a continuum from conception to natural death, the mission of Massachusetts Citizens For Life, Inc. is to promote respect for human life and defend the right to life of all human beings, born and pre-born. We will influence public policy at the local, state and national levels through comprehensive educational, legislative, political and charitable activities.
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(Indian Orchard, Springfield)
Priests for Life has come to signify two distinct but related movements within the wider pro-life movement.
On one level, as described below, Priests for Life refers to a very specific effort to galvanize the clergy to preach, teach, and mobilize their people more effectively in the effort to end abortion and euthanasia.
On another level, Priests for Life represents a family of ministries that reach and enrich every aspect of the pro-life movement, for clergy and laity alike, in a wide variety of activities. This has come to pass precisely because priests are not ordained for themselves, but for the people.So in activating clergy, we are activating all the segments of the Church, the pro-life movement, and the wider society in the defense of life.
The CatholicPsych Institute was formed to answer the great need of today’s Catholics. Catholics need psychology that is consistent with the truth and dignity of the human person. Secular psychology does not offer that consistency; it tries to treat the person without understanding the person. That’s like shooting arrows in the dark! Catholic Psychology turns on the lights, and the CatholicPsych Institute provides resources and services that hit the mark.
The mission of The Gray House is “To help its neighbors facing hardships to meet their immediate and transitional needs by providing food, clothing and educational services in a safe, positive environment in the North End of Springfield.”
What is Rachel's Vineyard?
Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life.
The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there.
In the 21st century Christians are the most persecuted group in the world. Despite this fact, media coverage about who Christians are and what they need is sparse. By not showing them, the media “disappears” Christians on a global scale.
We began the Picture Christians Project in 2013 to change this – to connect those who suffer to those who can help and to show others how to do the same.
We're a campus outreach that pursues college students with intentionality and love. We invite them into a growing relationship with Jesus and the Catholic faith, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same.
The Companions of Christ is a private association of diocesan clerics whose members seek to live obedience, chastity, and poverty as they reside and minister in their diocese.
The Denver Companions of Christ were established December 12, 2007 in the Archdiocese of Denver. In their life, the Companions of Christ have three emphases: observance of the evangelical counsels within the context of their ordained ministry; commitment to a common life of prayer and fraternity; and a dedication to the "new evangelization" including catechesis, spiritual renewal, and the fostering of vocations in the local Church. This life is done through formation within in the Companions of Christ and the living of a life in agreement with the Ideals of the Companions of Christ.
The Maronite Monks of Adoration
A Catholic community of contemplative monks dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.
The Maronite Monks of Most Holy Trinity Monastery are a Catholic community of contemplative monks dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration—a life of religious reparation and penance for souls—that is, for our brothers and sisters in the world, especially those in most need of our prayers. We are a cloistered, contemplative community in which there is an harmonious fusion of cenobitic and eremitical living. This life of adoration and penance overflows to others by making possible to all God’s People in the local community