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."
Study Guide: http://33br4s1w6nsy1o4van3jx2pq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Viewers-Guide_WEB_Reader.pdf
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)
Study Guide: http://33br4s1w6nsy1o4van3jx2pq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/made-for-life-viewers-guide-web.pdf
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.”
Study Guide: http://33br4s1w6nsy1o4van3jx2pq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/VCG-Study-Guide_FINAL-i_r1.pdf
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."
Study Guide: http://33br4s1w6nsy1o4van3jx2pq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/VRF-Study-Guide_FINAL.pdf
Married Couples Retreat (February 3-4th, 2017)