The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 10) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.
The California Catholic Conference supports and defends the institution of marriage as the basic foundation of society. We advocate for tax, workplace, welfare and divorce policies that enhance family unity. We support the fundamental rights of parents and advocate for children’s well-being.
This year’s National Marriage Week theme is “Marriage: Made for a Reason” and there are numerous ways and resources available to celebrate.
There is a virtual marriage retreat available to spend time in dedicated prayer and reflection.
The USCCB website MarriageUniqueforaReason.org offers resources to assist with the education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman. There are also video and print materials available.
For further information on the international event, visit nationalmarriageweek.org.