In Defense of Marriage
Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Matthew 19:4-6; cf. Genesis 2:23-24
En defensa del matrimonio
'For this reason a man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
A new website from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Mosaic of Sts. Joachim and Anne,
by Rev. Marko Rupnik
Made for Each Other: A Catechetical and Educational Aid
on Sexual Difference and Complementarity
Welcome and thank you for visiting! This material is intended as a catechetical and educational aid to be used as a resource by a priest, deacon, catechist, teacher, or other leader. The video, viewer’s guide, and resource booklet form an integrated whole, and as such, complete the proper context of this tool.
See Press Release: Headline of news release here and links to news release coming June 28th
To order Made for Each Other package (DVD, Viewer’s Guide, and Resource Booklet) or individual copies of the Viewer’s Guide or Resource Booklet, go to www.usccbpublishing.org.
Marriage: Unique for a Reason is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.
It is one part of the bishops’ overall Priority on Strengthening Marriage and complements the many resources already available through the bishops’ National Pastoral Initiative on Marriage, one of which is the recent Pastoral Letter on Marriage.
Marriage: Unique for a Reason provides resources to assist with the catechesis and education of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. The initiative will eventually include five videos with companion viewer’s guides, resource booklets, and an interactive Web site. The videos serve as an introductory step of catechesis and are meant to be used with their companion Viewer’s Guide and Resource Booklet. Together they are a tool to assist those with the important responsibility of preaching and/or teaching. Nothing can replace the vital and necessary role of the catechist, teacher, and preacher. While the materials are primarily intended for a Catholic audience, it is hoped that Marriage: Unique for a Reason can be of assistance to all those who seek to understand the truth and beauty of marriage.
After this first video Made for Each Other, the next three English-language videos will treat the following topics: the good of children and the important role of mothers and fathers; the good of society and the false claim of discrimination; and the impact on religious liberty. A Spanish-language video will address issues particular to a Latino/a audience. Video 2 on the good of children is currently in production and is set for release by the end of the summer. The Web site will be launched later this Fall 2010.
Please check back here for more updates and spread the word. Thank you for visiting Marriage: Unique for a Reason.