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“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the
whole world in which we live.”
—St. John Paul II

93 Of parents say it is ‘very important’ for their children to celebrate the sacraments of communion and confirmation
63 Attend Mass no more than twice a month
71 Express that prayer is essential to their faith
76 Of young Catholic parents prefer to pray individually

Catholic Families Are Called to be Different

  • How can Catholic families experience faith as the source of warmth in their homes?
  • How can our households better reflect the love of Christ in our relationships with each other and the world?
  • How can Catholic families fulfill their mission to be the primary engines of evangelization and positive social change?

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Called to be Different

The Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life is dedicated to answering these and other questions that promote family spirituality and well-being.

Through our original research, professional trainings, and creative resources, The Peyton Institute is working to build dynamic domestic churches, founded on the bedrock of Christian love and serving as outposts of grace in their communities.

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We Can Do More Together!

Whether you are a bishop, pastor, family minister, academic, or parent, let us be your partners in renewing Catholic family life. While you’re here, take a few moments to watch our videos, learn more about our events, and check out our resources.

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In the words of our patron, the Venerable Patrick Peyton, “The family that prays together stays together.” Join us in helping families live the Catholic difference and become everything they are called to be. Together, we can change the world, one family at a time.

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