Marriage is Unique for a Reason

This series of videos from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are aids to help us understand why marriage between one man and one women is so important to today’s world.

“Faith brings to fullness the meaning of the family, which, founded on marriage between one man and one woman, constitutes the first and vital cell of society. ” Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, St John Paul II, June 29, 2004

Made for Each Other

“Made for Each Other” takes up many current questions about the meaning of marriage and answers them. Marriage is about a unique love that only a man and a woman as husband and wife–in their differences–can give to each other. Find out why. Click here to view the video.

Made for Life

People of every generation and of every culture have understood that the marriage between a man and a woman is the central pro-child social institution and the rock of the natural family. The union of husband and wife is the awesome call to participate with God in the incredible adventure of creating a new human being, welcoming that child into the world, and forming him or her on the cornerstone of marriage. Click here to view the video.

Made for Freedom

Marriage, the lifelong and exclusive union of one man and one woman, is a distinct good in itself, and deserves to be protected. At the same time, because marriage and the family are the foundation of society, proposals to “extend” and ultimately “redefine” marriage to include two persons of the same sex threaten not only to empty marriage of its meaning, but also to collapse other fundamental pillars of society. One of those pillars is religious liberty. Click here to view video.

Made for the Common Good

This video is part of the series created for the “Marriage: Unique for a Reason” initiative of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. This initiative seeks to assist Catholics and all people of good will to understand the unique gift of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Its four themes are sexual difference (explored in “Made for Each Other”), the gift of children (“Made for Life”), religious freedom (“Made for Freedom”), and the common good (“Made for the Common Good”). The importance of marriage to the common good of society is explored in view of the redefinition of marriage in the law. Click here to view the video.