Each spouse in a marriage gives up some rights over his or her life in exchange for rights over the life of the other spouse. The marriage relationship is one that requires attention, nurturing, love, and fun! By Coletta E January 6, 2019 No Comments. A young couple looks at marriage through the eyes of romance. Major USCCB Marriage Projects & Activities Marriage is Important to the Catholic Church, Here is Why. Marriage: it’s complicated. We provide resources — articles, interviews, assessments and radio programming — to help you and your marriage grow. It is, therefore, a natural institution, something common to all mankind. Download Share. A Meditation on a Mature Marriage. by Most Reverend Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs (3 parts) MOST REV. It strengthens all the members, provides best for the needs of children, and causes the church of the home to be an effective sign of Christ in the world" (U.S. Catholic Bishops, Follow the Way of Love: A Pastoral Message to Families, 1994). Catholic Marriage Numbers. Marriage is a practice common to all cultures in all ages. At its most basic level, marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and mutual support, or love. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN part 1: Startling Numbers with Regards to Catholic Marriage in the US MOST REV. "A committed, permanent, faithful relationship of husband and wife is the root of a family. 2,732,386 – Between Catholics. That is, except in the beginning—before the wedding, when two mere mortals, both imperfect yet enamored of each other, decide it’s time to build a life together. We must ask important questions: What is marriage, its purposes, and its value to individuals, families and society? Marriage statistics for 2006 (the most recent year figures are available) 3,002,661 – Catholic marriages worldwide. A Pastoral Statement of the Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops. The marital status of Catholic Americans, according to a 2007 report by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. These articles offer helpful FAQs about the Church’s teaching. Pia de Solenni • 1/1/2016. Articles Catechesis on Marriage. Download Share. Nothing could be clearer to them. If you’d like to learn more about any of these teachings, or other parts of the Catholic faith, here are definitive sources for information about Catholic teaching: Catechism of the Catholic Church is an integrated presentation of the Catholic faith in its entirety. The Trouble with Troubled Marriages. Jeffrey A. Mirus • 1/1/2011. The freshly minted bride and groom foresee a great adventure which will be lived in a whirlwind of joy. If you want to reignite your marriage with passion and intimacy, we’ll help.