Marriage & Family
by Fr. Edwin C. Haungs, S.J.
Father Haung is convinced that if every husband and wife were to make this examination of conscience once a week, unhappiness in marriage would be cut down to practically a vanishing point.
32 page booklet, Impr 1945
The Catholic Ideal
by Rev. Thomas J. Gerrard.
Here’s a book that every family should have, since it imparts valuable information both to those about to be married as well as those having been married a lifetime. Chapters include: the Sanctity of Marriage, Choice of Mate, Mixed Marriages, Conjugal Restraint, Before and After Childbirth, The Blessings of Many Children, Between Parents and Children, Sexual Instruction for the Young plus 5 other chapters. Will make a great gift from parents or grandparents!
179 page book.
By Rev. Martin J. Scott, S.J.
Christian marriage is the institution of Jesus Christ who elevated it to the dignity of a sacrament. Christ declared that marriage was indissoluble and permanent. Married life offers no immunity from the cares, responsibilities and misunderstanding of life. Christ came not to remove the cross but to help us carry it. Married life has its cross, and nothing so unites a family and makes its members so devoted to one another as the mutual bearing of its hardships.
32 page booklet.
A manual of instructions and prayers adapted to preserve the fruits of the mission.
By the Very Rev. Ferreol Girardey, C.Ss.R.
This book ought not to be used as a mere prayer-book, but it should also be used frequently as a book of consideration, of serious reflection. It would be well if a chapter of it were read every evening or, at the very least, on Sundays and holydays. This book contains many necessary prayers as well as many unique prayers. Part I deals with special instructions for the married, then for all Christians.
480 page book. Impr 1897.
By Daniel A. Lord, S.J.
During 1936-1937 Father Daniel A. Lord gave various cities some lectures on marriage. Many questions were submitted by those eager to learn, so those questions, and the answer from Fr. Lord are found in these pages. All the questions concern problems or difficulties that Catholics have met in their own experience or in the experience of friends. Following are some of the topics: Money matters, honeymoon, privacy, divorce, birth control, mixed marriage, valid marriages, interesting a possible husband, how old, children and “facts of life” and many more. Presented in a question and answer format.
77 page book.
By Fr. Leo J. KinsellaImprimatur 1957. 175 page book.Many wives who read The Wife Desired felt that their husbands had been neglected. They would like to see a book for them! Even the Bible in its numerous references to husband and wife gives much for advise to the wife. The hope in these pages is that some young men may become more aware that, as there are a few tricks to every trade, there is something to be said for preparing to be a husband. Full happiness can come to a husband only through his wife. Success in business and the social world are as ashes in his hand, if he fails to win the love and admiration of his chosen partner for life. The only effort in subsequent chapters will be to observe successful, happy husbands in action. How does a husband manage to have the wife desired, and in having her, reach the pinnacle of earthly happiness?
By Fr. Leo J. KinsellaOriginally printed in 1957 with Imprimatur. 168 page book.Happiness does not happen... It must be earned.Here is a Marriage Blueprint every woman can follow.The role of the girl in life is the most glamorous and fascinating in all the world. Of no other creature is so much demanded. She is to be the helpmate of man, the mother of his children. She is to keep his home, to comfort him in loneliness and weariness, and to bring him back to health when sick.This book deals with only the wife and her contribution to marriage. Generally it deals in fundamentals and especially so in the chapter Companionship. The natural and psychological aspect of the wife’s part in marriage are stressed, because the author is only too aware of many wives, cognizant of the spiritual and sacramental character of their marriages, who fail to put good use the natural gifts of mind and body.This book will prove to be invaluable to high school students, college students, and all those young people who are contemplating marriage. Because of its clarity of thought and humanness of expression and example, Father Kinsella’s book will be helpful to priests and laity.
By the Rev. C. McNeiry, C.Ss.R.
This little book is meant to help young people who as yet do not know to what state of life God calls them, but who in all probability will be called to the married state. It may also prove useful to those whose duty it is to watch over and direct the young.
73 page booklet, Impr 1921.