Why is such a ministry necessary?
It is God's plan that the family be the basic unit of society, such
that the condition of society. However, there are many forces in the world
today that would , wittingly or unwittingly, destroy the very foundations of
the family. CFC wants to rise in defence of the family which is God's work.
CFC wants to bring God's strength and light to those who are struggling to
be truly Christian families in the modern world.
Is CFC recognized by the Catholic Church?
Yes, CFC is a servant and lay arm of the Church in the work of renewal,
and has a number of bishops as its Spiritual Directors. Furthermore, CFC is
present and operates in many different parishes and dioceses, fully
recognized by and operating under the authority of the parish priests and
What benefits can a parish derive in having Couples for Christ?
There are a number of benefits:
- Couples are renewed and strengthened in their Christian lives. Strong couples makes for strong families, which make for strong parish.
- A basic CFC objectives is to be relevant to the life of the Church, specifically in the parish, CFC members is expected to support their parish priest and be available for parish services.
- CFC can be effectively used in the strategic evangelization of parishioners who are potentially strong servants and workers for the parish.
- CFC has proven to be an effective tool for fostering unity among mandated organizations and other parish groups, by redirecting leaders to focus on the Lord rather than on their service.
- CFC can be a conduit for social action in the parish, one of our objectives being the economic and spiritual upliftment of our less fortunate brethren.
- CFC can hasten the formation of a strong, vibrant Christian community.
How is Couples for Christ different from other movements or organizations?
CFC differs in a number of ways but the most significant are the following :
- It fosters deep spiritual renewal which involves personal conversion, developing a personal relationship with Jesus, and living in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- It focuses on the couple, with emphasis on husband and wife growing together in their Christian lives.
- It provides continuing support and formation, recognizing that programs can only plant a seed, but that growth is a long and difficult process.
- It concentrates on evangelization, reaching out to more and more couples, in line with the Church's call for lay people to participate actively in the building of God's kingdom on earth.