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Marriage for Love and Life Words of Wisdom

Where does marriage come from?

"God himself is the author of marriage" (Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, no. 48). When God created human persons in his own image, as male and female, he placed in their hearts the desire, and the task, to love – to give themselves totally to another person....Marriage is not something thought up by human society or by any religion – rather, it springs from who the human person is, as male and female, and society and religion affirm and reinforce it. Read more.



Life, Love and Wedding Bells - What the Church Teaches About Marriage

Marriage is the exclusive union of a man and a woman, for life, for the good of each other and their children. It's loving, faithful, freely–chosen, exclusive and open to children. Read more (English | Spanish)

 A Heart for Service

We might not think of our decision to marry as a response to God’s call, but when we do, it will make life far more meaningful.  Read more (English | Spanish)

What does marriage have to do with human dignity?

Marriage teaches society not only to value persons for their usefulness. Read more

Isn’t marriage just about love and commitment between two people?

The unity of husband and wife is so intimate that from it can come a “third,” the child – a new life to be welcomed and raised in love. Read more.

Questions and Answers about Same-Sex Unions

Where can I learn more about marriage?

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