Marriage and Family Resources

The Church can help you find answers to difficult questions

Download Pastoral Guidelines for Implementing Amoris Laetitia at right

Retrouvaille retreats at St. Francis Retreat Center

Retrouvaille (French for Rediscover) offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.

Courage and Encourage

Courage is a spiritual support group helping Catholic men and women live in accordance with the Catholic Church’s teaching on same-sex attraction and/or behavior. Courage members strive to develop lives of interior chastity in union with Christ, through participation in the sacraments, prayer, fellowship and moral support. National website 

Preservation of marriage

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.

Marriage: Unique for a reason

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.