In Gaudium et Spes, the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council call marriage a “community of life and love” and tell us that “God himself is the author of marriage.” Thus a man and a woman, when they marry, enter into a covenant with eachother and with God; giving thier lives to eachother in order to form this community.
Pope Paul VI then goes on to say that the purpose of this community is the generation and education of children. The Catholic home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason, the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.
For Your Marriage, is a website sponsored by the USCCB, that has information on marriage preparation, caring for your marriage and about Catholic marriage. It also has links for finding information about Catholic marriage in your area.
Couple-to-Couple League, is an organization that offers online, remote and live classes in natural family planning . The art of natural family planning is based on an awareness of a woman’s fertility. It is easy to understand, medically safe, 99% effective, affordable, is marriage building, and is morally acceptable. Question? Call (707) 542-3635.
Office of Marriage and Family Life
Sr. Caritas Marie, MSSR, Director
Family Life Office