Marriage Unique for a Reason

Marriage Unique for a Reason

6 Episodes

What is marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child ... and the role of mothers and fathers? Is it discriminatory to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman? What impact does the redefinition of marriage have on religious liberty?
These are just a few of the many questions about marriage today. They all hinge upon the first question: What is marriage? When the answer to this question is understood, everything else falls into its proper place.

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Marriage Unique for a Reason
  • Marriage Unique for a Reason: El Matrimonio (English subtitles)

    Episode 1

    This program in Spanish (with English subtitles) is part of the Marriage: Unique for a Reason series, an initiative of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. The purpose of this initiative is to assist Catholics and all people of good will, to understand the unique mean...

  • Marriage: Unique for a Reason Viewer's Guide

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  • El Matrimonio hecho para el amor y la vida

    Episode 2

    Este video invita a los espectadores a entrar a la apasionante historia de un matrimonio fiel de 50 años de casados y una pareja joven escéptica sobre el matrimonio. Este programa puede ser utilizado con la guía de estudio para entender el significado único del matrimonio a través de la reflexión...

  • Made for Each Other: A Catechetical & Educational Aid on Sexual Difference & Complementarity

    Episode 3

    Marriage is about love, but it's about a unique love that only a man and a woman as husband and wife can give to each other. In the video, Josh and Carrie talk about why men and women matter for marriage. Their dialogue and interactions illuminate the beauty of sexual difference and complementari...

  • Made for Freedom: A Catechetical & Educational Aid on Marriage & Religious Freedom

    Episode 4

    The new religious freedom conflict in America is over the institution of marriage. The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges means that the American legal system no longer recognizes the natural reality of marriage, and this has opened the door to a variety of challenges to religious fre...

  • Made for Life: A Catechetical & Educational Aid on the Gift of Children & the Indispensable Place of Fathers & Mothers in Marriage & Society

    Episode 5

    The vocation of marriage is a unique call to an adventure of love and life, where love is life-giving in a matchless way. Marriage, in its inmost essence as the union of husband and wife, is open to the child. The love between husband and wife—what we call authentic spousal love—is never self-enc...

  • Made for the Common Good: A Catechetical & Educational Aid on Marriage & the Common Good

    Episode 6

    Marriage, family, and the common good are bound together. They are all fundamental parts of the human experience: love between a man and a woman; the procreation of children; and the community that both forms and is formed by families. Today, when these basic realities are questioned and even red...