Protecting and preserving the dignity and sanctity of marriage is the focus of a short film documentary by SaintMax Worldwide entitled "One Man, One Woman: Marriage and the Common Good."
Commissioned by the New Jersey Catholic Conference with funding from the national Knights of Columbus, "One Man, One Woman" is being used now as the grassroots struggle against same-sex marriage politicians, judges and other activists in California, Arizona, Florida, New York, New Jersey and elsewhere. The film features nationally-recognized social, legal and religious experts making compelling, common sense arguments against the redefinition of marriage.
Click here to view "One Man, One Woman: Marriage and the Common Good."
Marriage: Unique for a Reason, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers resources to assist with the education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. Each of the videos in this initiative, with its companion viewer’s guide and resource booklet, is intended as a catechetical and educational aid to be used as a resource by a priest, deacon, catechist or teacher. The videos provide a creative and artistic introductory step of catechesis. The video, viewer’s guide and resource booklet form an integrated whole and, as such, complete the proper context of the materials.
Click here to access the resources.
US bishops lament court’s rejection of Defense of Marriage Act - July 13, 2010
Speaking on behalf of his brother bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said that a recent U.S. district court ruling rejecting parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was “dangerous and disappointing” and “offends true justice.”
(click here to read the entire article at Catholic Culture.org)
We C.A.R.E. is a communication and relationship enhancement program for engaged couples sponsored by local Catholic Charities agencies and the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Lansing. This highly acclaimed program is designed to teach engaged couples communication skills and techniques for handling conflict and promoting intimacy in a Christian relationship. Click below for schedule:
This educational program curriculum is for couples in stepfamilies and their children, and focuses on building couple and family strength. Clicck below for schedule:
Retrouvaille: Retrouvaille is a Christian peer ministry to help couples who are struggling in their marriage. Retrouvaille helps couples to reconnect with each other by taking them through the four stages of marriage. Romance, disillusionment, misery and reawakening (forgiveness and trust). Retrouvaille is truly a gift every couple should give each other. Retrouvaille is presented by three team couples and a Catholic priest. Team couples and the priest are peer ministers who have been through the program. They are not councillors, but couples who believe in the program and want to give back what has been given to them: A chance to truly live a marriage God had intended them to have.
Marriage Matters - Jackson
For Your Marriage - USCCB
Living in Love
Fathers for Good
Resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Courage and Encourage
Department Chair/Director of Vocations and Seminarians
Rev. John Linden
Jane Sessions, Secretary
Dawn Hausmann, Director
Deacon Jerry Brennan, Director
Anne Rivet, Secretary
Priestly Life & Ministry
Rev. Karl Pung, Director
Anne Rivet, Secretary
Craig Pohl, Director
Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation
Deborah Amato, Director