Resource Guide for Priests, Deacons,
Catechists, and Teachers
Coming Later This Year: Spanish video, “Marriage: Made for love and life”
Viniendo pronto: “Matrimonio: Hecho para el amor y la vida”
En el estilo de una telenovela, este video en español sigue la historia de Miguel y su novia Maria, quienes aprenden el verdadero significado del matrimonio por una fuente inesperada – los abuelos de Miguel. Es un cuento de la belleza y esperanza de la unión fiel de un hombre y una mujer, la fundación de la familia.
“Made for the Common Good”
Marriage safeguards justice. Click here for FAQs about human dignity and the common good.
Forthcoming: “Made for Freedom”
Marriage and religious liberty stand – or fall – together. Click here for FAQs about religious liberty.
Coming Later This Year: A new interactive website dedicated to the promotion and protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A compilation of the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexual difference, including FAQs, a blog, and a library of Church teaching.
Mosaic of Sts. Joachim and Anne,
by Rev. Marko Rupnik
A Catechetical and Educational Aid on the Gift of Children and the Indispensable Place of Fathers and Mothers in Marriage and Society
“The couple, while giving themselves to one another, give not just themselves but also the reality of children, who are a living reflection of their love, a permanent sign of conjugal unity and a living and inseparable synthesis of their being a father and a mother.”
Blessed Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, no. 14
"Made for Life" is the second video of the Marriage: Unique for a Reason series will be officially released and available for order. Building on the anthropological foundation established in the first video, “Made for Each Other,” “Made for Life” considers the Church’s beautiful teaching about the “supreme gift” of marriage, children, and the importance of fathers and mothers.
In “Made for Life,” real married couples talk about what it means to be open to life; why children are a gift; the heroic examples of adoptive parents and single parents; the importance of fathers and mothers; why sexual difference “doesn’t end at conception”; and much more.
The “Made for Life” video is accompanied by a Viewer’s Guide with further reflections and questions for discussion, and a Resource Booklet for Priests, Deacons, Catechists and Teachers.
To order Made for Life package (DVD, Viewer’s Guide, and Resource Booklet)—available June 15, 2011—go to www.usccbpublishing.org.