USCCB Resources on Marriage & Family

The Diocesan Family Ministry Office has just received information about new and renewed resources that have just been published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Hearing Christ’s Call 

A Resource for the Formation and Spirituality of Catholic Men. Celebrates the richness and diversity of Catholic men in their roles as husbands, fathers, workers, and disciples of Christ. Offers suggestions for developing men’s ministry programs on the diocesan and parish levels.  No. 5-503, $9.95.

When I Call for Help 

A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women. The revised version of the bishops’ pastoral statement on domestic violence addresses a faith community that is becoming sensitive to this widespread but often hidden tragedy. Includes a new section of guidance addressed to church ministers as first responders to domestic violence and an updated discussion of how religion can be a resource or a roadblock for abused women. Strategies for victims, updated statistics, and new resources and websites to which individuals can refer for assistance make this a useful publication for parishes, women’s and social justice groups, and health care facilities. English: No. 5-509, 10/$15.00; Spanish: No. 5-888, 10/$15.00.

Follow the Way of Love 

A Pastoral Message of the U.S. Catholic Bishops to Families. Ideal for marriage preparation, marriage and family enrichment days, and parish retreats. In this encouraging message to families on the realities of today’s society, the U.S. bishops address the challenges of living faithfully, giving life, growing in mutuality, and taking time to balance work and family obligations. This resource also includes questions for small group discussion or individual reflection.  English: No. 677-8, 1-9 copies, $4.95 ea; 10-24 copies, $3.95 ea; 25+ copies, $2.95 each.

A Prayer for Families 

A special prayer card for families. Gives special thanks for Jesus’ sharing in our experience of the joys, worries, strengths and challenges that define family relations. English: No. 5-533, 100/$10.00; Spanish: No. 5-885, 100/$10.00.

To order, call toll-free: 800-235-8722 or Fax 202-722-8709 or visit the U.S. Bishops’ Internet site located at