Together! Transforming Families



Tuesday November 19, 2019    
::: About Together! :::

Together! was founded in 2004 for the purpose of providing small group study programs for men and women supporting marriage and family in the Catholic Church.

Together! programs are available to any group of men, women, couples, singles and young adults who want to know more about what the Church teaches regarding marriage and family and how to apply it to everyday life. They are practical programs rather than academic, so they can be easily understood and applied by all who are interested. They are ideal for use in parishes and dioceses as they do not promote any particular spirituality. Each program also includes a short study of catechetics that refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Paul and Libbie, the founders of Together!, have been part of marriage preparation programs since 1981 and have also taught CCD Confirmation preparation classes. In 1993 they founded and incorporated another apostolate for families in Minnesota, FAMILIA, and since that time their programs have reached thousands of men and women throughout USA, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, France, Ireland and other countries. Through challenging times, Paul and Libbie have retained the right to publish their original works. As published by Together!, those programs are free from references to any particular movement. In addition, we continue to develop more exciting programs for men, women and families in Together!.

Although it probably goes without saying, Together! and its founders are no longer associated with any ecclesial Movement or spirituality. This work is for Jesus Christ and his Church.

Together! is grateful for the contributions of the following writers:

Mr. Douglas Bushman, S.T.L., University of Fribourg
     Assistant Director, Institute for Pastoral Theology, Ave Maria University
     Author of In His Image: Program of Renewal Through Education

Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens, S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome.
     Auxillary Bishop, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
     Previously Formation Director, St. Paul Seminary,
     Lecturer, diaconate formation program, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis,
     Assistant Director, Office of Worship, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis..

Dr. Arthur Hippler, Ph.D. in philosophy, Boston College.
     Teaches religion in the Upper School at Providence Academy.
     Professor with the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University.
     Served the Diocese of La Crosse teaching moral theology and social ethics.
     Author of Citizens of the Heavenly City: A Catechism of Catholic Social Teaching.

Fr. Richard Hogan, Ph.D. in Medieval History, University of Minnesota.
     M.A. in Theology, St. Paul Seminary.
     Priest of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis.
     Associate National Director of Priests for Life 1995-2000.
     Author of Dissent from the Creed: Heresies past and Present

Sr. Mary Jeremiah, OP, S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome.
     Author of St. Catherine of Sienna

Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, M.A. in Theology, St. Paul Seminary.
     Bishop of New Ulm, Minnesota.
     With Fr. Richard Hogan, co-author of Covenant of Love and Faith for Today,
       and co-editor of the Image of God series.

Dr. Mark Lowery, Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Marquette University.
     Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas.

Dr. Christopher Oleson, S.T.D., North American University.

Mr. Christopher Ruff, S.T.L.. Director of Ministries and Social Concerns,
     Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin
     M.A. in Theology, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Rome
     M.A. in Psychology, University of Minnesota
     Author of series: Unlocking the Beauty of The Catechism

Mr. Christopher West, Director of The COR Project
       M.A. in Theology, John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family,
        Washington, D.C.
     Author of Good News About Sex and Marriage and Theology of the Body Explained.


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