Available now: “Made for Each Other”
The Difference is the Difference: Sexual difference is essential for marriage”
Resource Guide for Priests, Deacons,
Catechists, and Teachers
Available in June: “Made for Life”
Marriage welcomes the “supreme gift” of the child. Click here for FAQs about the good of children
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
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.
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, about the gift of children, is entitled “Made for Life” and is set for release in early 2011. The new, interactive Web site will also be launched in 2011.
Please check back here for more updates and spread the word. Thank you for visiting Marriage: Unique for a Reason.