A NEW VIDEO SERIES BY FR. SEBASTIAN WALSHE, O.PRAEM.

Series Introduction

The understanding of marriage and family in western culture has changed significantly in the past thirty years. What used to be taken for granted is now challenged and even rejected.

What Is Marriage? will be presented by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., as an exclusive video series for our friends who support this community as members of the Abbot’s Circle. We encourage you to join this special group of people.

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Understanding Marriage & Family: A Catholic Perspective

Fr. Sebastian’s new book Understanding Marriage and Family is a perfect supplement to the What Is Marriage? video series.

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Once you sign up for the Abbot’s Circle and begin the What Is Marriage? video series, you will see a discount code to apply to your book purchase.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

In this book Fr. Sebastian explains and defends the traditional understandings of marriage and family so that the goodness and beauty of marriage and family can once again shine forth. The book considers marriage and family from three perspectives: 1) from the perspective of reason unaided by faith; 2) from the perspective of reason aided by revelation; and 3) from the perspective of our choices and actions in family life. In the first part of the book, he clarifies and defends the definitions of marriage and family and contrasts them with the alternative proposals of modern society. By showing that marriage and family are natural and necessary consequences of human nature, Fr. Sebastian shows that marriage is not merely a social construct, but something which fulfills the deepest inclinations of human nature. In the second part of the book, he shows how marriage and the relationships within the family are intrinsically and sacramentally related to the principal mysteries of the Catholic faith. In the third part of the book, he shows how family life at both the natural and supernatural levels can be fostered, preserved and healed. In a world so darkened by conflicting and confusing ideas about the most fundamental of human societies, this book is a welcome antidote and assistance.

Presented by Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.

ABOUT THE SERIES

The understanding of marriage and family in western culture has changed significantly in the past thirty years. What used to be taken for granted is now challenged and even rejected. The first videos will consider the meanings of the terms “marriage” and “family” and will answer modern objections to the traditional definitions of marriage and family. Among other things, the course will consider the foundations of marriage and family in human experience and human nature. Then the videos will cover marriage as a sacrament, that is, insofar as God has revealed truths in sacred Scripture about marriage and family. Finally, the course will give practical advice to Christian couples about how to live a flourishing family life.

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