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Promotion and Defense of Marriage


The Catholic Church promotes and defends the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. 

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What does the Church have to say about the theory of "gender", separate from sexual difference? What is gender ideology? Here is a teaching resource with quotes from the Church regarding gender and sexuality that may help you.

Please visit the website dedicated entirely to this issue, with catechetical resources:


Read the USCCB Statement from Archbishop Kurtz on the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and go to the MUR blog site to read statements from bishops and dioceses.

Resources: Here's a handout with main messages (en español) about marriage, and the nationwide bulletin insert (en español) available for parishes! Here's the backgrounder (en español) as well. Pray with us!  (en español)

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Visit the USCCB Action Center to stay up-to-date on public policy issues, join our advocate network, and communicate with your elected officials.

call to prayer

The bishops are calling all Catholics in the U.S. to pray and fast for the renewal of a culture of life and marriage and for increased protections for religious liberty and conscience rights. Click the icon above to join, and  Follow the Call to Prayer Facebook page   Facebook Logo 16x16

Key Policy Documents, Statements, and Letters are available on the Policy Page

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