In Defense of Marriage

Between one man and one woman, that is. The US Bishops have a lot of new resources on their web site to explain why the Church cannot accept homosexual marriage:

Marriage: Unique for a Reason provides resources to assist with the catechesis and education of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. The initiative will eventually include five videos with companion viewer’s guides, resource booklets, and an interactive Web site. The videos serve as an introductory step of catechesis and are meant to be used with their companion Viewer’s Guide and Resource Booklet.


While the materials are primarily intended for a Catholic audience, it is hoped that Marriage: Unique for a Reason can be of assistance to all those who seek to understand the truth and beauty of marriage.

After this first video Made for Each Other, the next three English-language videos will treat the following topics: the good of children and the important role of mothers and fathers; the good of society and the false claim of discrimination; and the impact on religious liberty. A Spanish-language video will address issues particular to a Latino/a audience. Video 2 on the good of children is currently in production and is set for release by the end of the summer. The Web site will be launched later this Fall 2010.

Please check back here for more updates and spread the word. Thank you for visiting Marriage: Unique for a Reason.

I haven’t had a chance to review the materials, but the FAQ section does a good job of  explaining  the Church’s teaching on the meaning of marriage.

It is a tragic sign of our times that the Bishops, our shepherds, have to go to such lengths to defend marriage.

Update: They actually posted a video on You Tube. Fianlly

There is one in Spanish too:

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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