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Love Is Our Mission:
The Family Fully Alive

Is the theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society. The World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. 



Promotion and Defense of Marriage


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

Pray with us!

NEW! The USCCB has joined a number of other religious leaders in an Open Letter in support of marriage. Please see the backgrounder for more detailed information. Here is the media release.

On April 2, 2015 the USCCB filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending marriage.

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


Featured Resources

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

One Man, One Woman, For Life: Lead Messages on Marriage Redefinition (for clergy, leaders, and lay faithful)
En Español: Redefinición del matrimonio: mensajes principales

Call to Prayer

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

Catechetical Resources:


Available at Marriage Unique for a Reason!

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