Resources on Marriage
Catechism of the Catholic Church
No. 1601-1660 on Marriage
Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae
1880 Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on Christian Marriage
1930 Encyclical letter of Pope Pius XI on Christian marriage
1968 Encyclical Letter on the Regulation of Birth by Pope Paul VI
1981 Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II on the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World.
Letter to Families Gratissimam Sane Pope John Paul II
1994 Letter to Families by Pope John Paul II
Homily at the Jubilee of Families
Pope John Paul II, Oct. 15, 2000
Address to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family
Pope Benedict XVI, May 13, 2006
Other Magisterial Documents
Pontifical Council for the Family, Marriage and De Facto Unions
Pontifical Council for the Family Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage
1996 document of the Pontifical Council for the Family on pastoral suggestions for the preparation for the sacrament of matrimony.
Links to various documents through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:
US Bishops' Statements
Committee Reports & Additional Resources
"For your marriage: an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops"
In the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) the U.S. Catholic bishops call attention to the meaning and value of married life for the Church and for society. Bringing Catholic belief into dialogue with contemporary needs, the bishops urge the Catholic Church to become a community of hope and help for marriages and to join others in building a culture of marriage.
"The Future Depends on Love" - web site
An initiative of the Roman Catholic bishops of Massachusetts to evangelize on the vocation of marriage. Web site contains resources on promoting marriage and links to similar sites.
"The Future Depends on Love" - TV series
Catholic TV sponsors a half hour weekly TV program on marriage and family, hosted by Drs. Angela and David Franks. To find it, look under "Latest Shows" on Catholic TV.