Archive for ‘Pastoral Initiative for Marriage’
The U.S. Catholic Bishops have made a serious, extensive commitment to support family life by identifying the strengthening of marriage as one of their pastoral priorities. Here’s an update on their activities.
In mid-November, 2009, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are scheduled to vote on a pastoral letter on marriage. Entitled “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan,” the letter is addressed to a broad audience, including young adults who are thinking about marriage, married couples, and those who work or volunteer in various kinds of marriage ministries.
Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. A Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of the United States.
The Committee on Marriage and Family asked a cross section of diocesan family life and communications staff for practical ideas to promote locally the For Your Marriage website and Public Service Announcements.
In November, 2004 the U.S. Bishops voted overwhelmingly to make marriage a priority. They launched the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM), a multi-year effort to communicate the meaning and value of married life for the Church and for society.