Loading
US Bishops launch media campaign to strengthen marriage

.- The U.S. bishops launched a national media campaign to promote healthy marriages and to convey the meaning and value of married life for the Church and society.

The campaign, directed at all couples, not just Catholics, was launched Wednesday in Denver, reported the Rocky Mountain News.

"Marriage is the foundation of the family; the family in turn is the bedrock of society," Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver told about 250 people at the Adams Mark Hotel for a meeting of the Marriage and Family Life Committee. "Both are necessary for the good of society. When either institution weakens, all of us suffer the consequences."

“The church seeks to do all it can to encourage what goes into a solid marriage: prayer, fidelity, commitment, and the little things that count,” said Archbishop-elect Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the Marriage and Family Life Committee, in a separate statement. 

The campaign includes 30- and 60-second television and radio clips in which married couples on the street spontaneously answer the question, “What have you done for your marriage today?” The clips have been offered as public service announcements to 2,500 broadcast, cable and radio outlets nationwide.

The campaign was organized as part of the U.S. bishops’ national pastoral initiative for marriage. It is coordinated by the U.S. bishops’ committees on communications and on marriage and family life.

"It's not a particularly religiously focused campaign," said Archbishop Chaput. "What we are really trying to do is encourage all people to be reflective about their marriage."

The conclusions from a series of focus groups, held in preparation for the campaign, were the importance of commitment and the need to do something every day to nurture one's marriage.

For more information or for marriage resources, go to: www.foryourmarriage.org


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Jul
28

Liturgical Calendar

July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Gospel
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 13: 1-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 31-35

Saint of the Day

St. Victor I, Pope »

Saint
Date
07/27/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:31-35

Homily
Date
07/28/14
07/27/14
07/26/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: