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In 2013 a group of women formed an initiative called CanaVox to create a safe haven of free speech for folks who want to engage in open and frequent conversations with friends on the philosophy, science, and art of marriage and dating.

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said this about CanaVox, "I'm glad to welcome and support the CanaVox ministry. While CanaVox fits closely with Catholic principles, it's deliberately designed to be interfaith and non-denominational to draw as wide an audience as possible. CanaVox is not alone in its good work; it joins other excellent ministries in serving the integrity of marriage and family across the archdiocese. But for young mothers — and fathers; CanaVox also encourages men's groups — eager to deepen and strengthen their marriages, CanaVox is a wonderful option to explore."

Alana Newman, who has hosted reading groups in Lake Charles since 2014 explains how it works, "We carefully select the best readings from around the web so as to encourage discussions where participants learn about the latest research and read inspiring stories about the incredible union of man and woman. We have one meeting for mothers on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and one for single women every Sunday at 12 noon during the winter and spring of 2016."

If you or someone you know would like to join a reading group on the many facets of marriage — from communication, to the ramifications of divorce, to political correctness and religious liberty in the face of marriage redefinition — you can join one of our reading groups, or ask how you can start your own. Please contact Alana Newman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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