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Archbishop Naumann – Episcopal Moderator

 

 

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has embraced the Living in Love Programs and agreed to be the Episcopal Moderator for the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center. We are incredibly grateful to Archbishop Naumann for his belief in the work we are doing and willingness to provide his wisdom and insight to help guide us in our best efforts to serve the Church.

Archbishop Naumann is very familiar with the Living in Love Program Suite from its widespread implementation in his own Diocese. He has called it “One of the greatest phenomena he has ever witnessed.”

This formalizes a much needed relationship between the PMRC and the official Church. We look forward to working together to be a force for good as the Church continues to proclaim the good news of the integration of sexuality and spirituality.

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Living in Love Impact Award 2015

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During the 26 September Living in Love Leader’s Gathering held outside Philadelphia, Ron and Kathy Feher presented the Living in Love Impact Award for 2015 to Dick and Stephanie Giba of Ann Arbor, MI. The wording of the award is as follows:

“For relentless courage, noble ambition, and tireless generosity empowering couples to live in love as authentic witnesses to the Theology of the Body”

Dick and Stephanie began the entire Living in Love program suite in Michigan on faith. They recruited the first Living in Love weekend West of the Allegheny Mountains single handedly without having experienced one themselves and immediately ran the Living in Love Every Day follow up course. The next year, they recruited 55 more couples for the second weekend and have given multiple weekends a year for the past 8 years in and around their parish. They have trained hundreds of mentors and presented more Living in Love retreats than any couple other than the Fehers.

Not content to stay at Chris the King in Ann Arbor, they spread Living in Love to neighboring parishes, the neighboring diocese of Detroit, and all the way up into the thumb and the Diocese of Saginaw. When appointed to the Diocesan Marriage Task Force, their presentation of the Living in Love suite won approval and gained access to parishes in the Lansing area. Dick and Stephanie have even reached across significant cultural barriers to the Chaldean Catholic Community and young Iraqi immigrants.

In spite multiple advanced degrees, Dick and Stephanie are disarmingly humble. They are irresistibly sincere, powerfully faith-filled, wise and generous. They epitomize the call of couples to be Sacrament in the Church. We praise and thank God for them today.

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May 2015 Newsletter

The May 2015 newsletter can be accessed by clicking the image below:

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The Shepherd’s Voice – Living in Love Interview

In August 2013, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas sat down with Ron and Kathy Feher, authors of the Living in Love Retreat Workshop for married couples and Directors of the Pastoral and Matrimonial Renewal Center, to talk about their work with Living in Love. Here is their taped conversation as broadcast on the Archbishop’s weekly radio show, The Shepherd’s Voice. Select the link below to listen.

Please share this link with everyone: http://archkck.libsyn.com/living-in-love

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Father Chuck Family Eulogy

Here is the Eulogy for Father Chuck delivered at his funeral by his neice, Meghan Sweeney
Eulogy for Rev Charles A Gallagher – Meghan Sweeney

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Father Chuck Funeral Homily

Here is the Homily delivered at Father Chuck’s Funeral Mass by Fr Robert “Rosy” Rosebrough.

EULOGY for Fr Chuck – Fr Rosebrough

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Father Chuck Memorial

Here is the handout that was available at Father Chuck’s viewing and funeral. It captures a small testament of his work and biographical data. For more information contact the PMRC at pmrcusa@msn.com or call 610-640-4105

Bio Pamphlet

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“Matrimony is a Gospel in itself.” – Benedict XVI

During his opening address to the Thirteeth Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization October 7, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI had this to say about the Sacrament of Matrimony.

(Referring to Gen 2:24 and Mark 10:7-8) What does this word say to us today? It seems to me that it invites us to be more aware of a reality, already well known but not fully appreciated: that matrimony is a Gospel in itself, a Good News for the world of today, especially the dechristianized world. The union of a man and a woman, their becoming “one flesh” in charity, in fruitful and indissoluble love, is a sign that speaks of God with a force and an eloquence which in our days has become greater because unfortunately, for various reasons, marriage, in precisely the oldest regions evangelized, is going through a profound crisis. And it is not by chance. Marriage is linked to faith, but not in a general way. Marriage, as a union of faithful and indissoluble love, is based upon the grace that comes from the triune God, who in Christ loved us with a faithful love, even to the Cross. Today we ought to grasp the full truth of this statement, in contrast to the painful reality of many marriages which, unhappily, end badly. There is a clear link between the crisis in faith and the crisis in marriage. And, as the Church has said and witnessed for a long time now, marriage is called to be not only an object but a subject of the new evangelization.”

For the full text visit http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-opens-synod-the-church-exists-to-evangelize

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Beginning to Live in Love has Happy Endings

Beginning to Live in Love has Happy Endings

Click here to see 21 Sep 2012 Catholic Star Herald article with interviews of couples who experienced Beginning to Live in Love

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Matthew Kelly Quote

Whenever brave men and women step forth and celebrate their essential purpose by striving to live holy lives, they do a great service not only to Catholics but also to people of every belief…The Church, and indeed the whole world, desperately awaits a few brave souls who will stand up and remind us of our great spiritual heritage by redirecting us toward the goal of the Christian life: living holy lives. – Matthew Kelly, “Rediscover Catholicism”

When married couples intentionally live their Sacramental vocation, they are purposfully striving to live holy lives.

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