Resources from USCCB for Engaged and Married Couples

Made for Each Other:
Sexual difference is essential to marriage

"Marriage is about love, but it's about a unique love that only a man and a woman as husband and wife can give to each other."

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Made for Life:
Marriage welcomes the "supreme gift" of the child

“Children are born “from the very heart” of marriage, from the mutual self-giving between husband and wife (CCC, no. 2366). They are the “supreme gift” of marriage and its “ultimate crown.” (GS, nos. 50, 48)

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Made for the Common Good:
Marriage safeguards justice

“How is marriage a social justice issue? The family is the bedrock of society. Children come to understand who they are and how they fit into this world through their family relationships. Marriage between a man and a woman, that gives stability and permanence to their bond, is good for all of society especially for children.”

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Made for Freedom:
Marriage and religious liberty stand – or fall - together

“Religious liberty is “the right to live in the truth of one’s faith and in conformity with one’s transcendent dignity as a person” (CA no. 47). It entails not only the freedom to worship in private, but also the freedom to follow the tenets of one’s faith in the public sphere."

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Married Couples Retreat (February 3-4th, 2017)