to the Hungarian edition of Hand in
by Gabriel Calvo
„I warmly recommend Hand in Hand to Hungarian readers. On the one hand
because the author, Father Calvo - whom I have had the chance to meet
several times - is a clear, true person; on the other hand, because
he is a priest who has been working and praying for marriage and family
for half a century, travelling without rest all around the world, and
speaking to lots and lots of people and listening perhaps to even more.
He is familiar not only with the marriage of Spain or America but also
with the marriage of different continents including the marriage of
Central Eastern Europe.
He uses not the language of a scholar but speaks in a direct way,
like an elderly brother to his younger brother. Not only does he
teach but he also asks questions, makes the readers think and encourages
them to act.
Now we have one more excellent Catholic book, a book
worthy of the weight of marriage. Marriage can only be spoken about
This book tells deep truths in a form that is easily understandable
for everybody. It helps young readers to prepare for marriage in
a worthy way, but it can be used by married couples, too. It also
presents valuable help for priests in the pastoral care primarily
for engaged couples but also for married couples”.
Msgr László Bíró
Bishop for the Family
Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference