Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War, presented a talk on the essential role of the family as a Domestic Church. He explained how the fight for our culture is rooted in our understanding of the family.

“The key to the Church’s teaching on marriage and family and its role in society lies in the family’s identity as a Church in miniature: a place of prayer, a place of communion, a place where virtue is taught. If we as a Church–as laity, as married couples, as grandparents–don’t emphasize the centrality of the sacrament of marriage, who is going to do it?”