Issues with pornography

Theology of the Body

Work from Pope John Paul II on Faith & Marriage:

New Orleans Archdiocese Family Life Apostolate:

Contact Information: (504) 861-6243 or

Marriage Encounter

For any married couple seeking a richer, fuller life together. Marriage Encounter is NOT intended for hurting marriages. Marriage Encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to examine their lives together. It is a time to share feelings, hopes, disappointments, joys and frustrations, and to do so openly and honestly, face-to-face with one’s spouse. Retreats begin on Friday evenings and end on Sunday afternoon. The gathering takes place at a local motel or retreat facility.

Retrouvaille/Rediscovery For Hurting Marriages:

For married couples experiencing serious difficulties in their marriages. A weekend experience presented by three married couples and a priest. The team couples have experienced deep disillusionment in their own relationships. The program helps couples to learn how to communicate in a non-threatening way, and it gives new hope for the marriage through trust. The program, usually presented at a motel or retreat facility, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and closes at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Couples stay and eat in the motel or retreat facility. There is no group sharing or group interaction. Six follow-up sessions to the weekend must be attended.

For further information contact Family Life Apostolate at 504- 861-6243

Natural Family Planning:

Natural Family Planning is (1) learning how to observe and record certain natural symptoms and bodily changes that occur in a woman’s fertility cycle; and (2) using this information as a guide to identify fertile and infertile phases in the menstrual cycle.

This method is natural, safe, highly effective, in accord with Church teaching, and gives the couple greater opportunity for shared responsibility and decision making in achieving or avoiding a pregnancy. – Call Shannon Eaton, WNLC Practitioner, at (504)
452-8160 or email her at (Creighton Model)

Pill vs. NFP

Fertility Issues:


Books, CDs, and DVDs on Marriage:

Good News about sex and marriage: Answers to your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching; Servant Publications Ann Arbor, Michigan

Marriage 911 – by Greg & Julie Alexander

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love – Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love & Responsibility – By Edward Sri

Men & Women are from Eden – A Study Guide to JPII’s Theology of the Body – by Mary Healy

Good News About Sex and Marriage (5CD) and (Study Guide) Ascension Press

Theology of the Body for Beginners; Ascension Press

Life Giving Love –by Kimberly Hahn, Servant Publications Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Theology of the Body Explained, Pauline

An Introduction to Theology of the Body: A Four Part Series for Adult Faith Formation (2DVD) Ascension Press

Created and Redeemed: (DVD) and (Study Guide) Ascension Press

Freedom to Love: (4 CD) and (Workbook) Ascension Press

Purity in an Impure Age – Discovering God’s Glorious Plan for Sexuality (DVD) Ascension Press

Winning the Battle for Sexual Purity (3CD) Ascension Press

God, Sex and the Meaning of Life (2CDs) Ascension Press

Proclaiming the Theology of the Body: A Seminar for Priests (4CD) Ascension Press

Resources on Faith and Spirituality:

Soul of the Apostolate – by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard OCSO (TAN)

Uniformity With God’s Will – by Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri (TAN)

Introduction to the Devout Life – by Saint Francis de Sales (TAN)

Rosary Meditations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta – V. Lucia, Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament

What Does God Want – by Fr. Michael Scanlan

Jesus and the Jewish Roots for he Eucharist – by Dr. Brant Pitre

Case for Jesus – by Dr. Brant Pitre

Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told – by Dr. Brant Pitre

Lamb Supper – by Dr. Scott Hahn

Catholic for a Reason (books I, II, III, IV), -by Dr. Scott Hahn and others.

On Parenting:

Christian Fatherhood – by Steve Wood, Family Life Publications

Parenting With Grace: Catholic Parent’s Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids

The Catholic Family Handbook: Time-Tested Techniques to Help You Strengthen Your Marriage and Raise Good Kids

Legacy – by Steve Wood, Family Life Publications

On Finances:

7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free: A Catholic Guide to Managing Your Money

On Communication:

Five Love Languages: –by Dr. Gary Chapman, Northfield Publishing


Freedom From Pornography: