WASHINGTON, DC. (Tháng hai 4, 2015)—In a letter sent to all U.S. bishops on January 16, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Hôn nhân, Family Life and Youth of the U.S. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo (USCCB), hailed National Marriage Week USA (Tháng hai 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Chủ Nhật, Tháng hai 8) as opportunities “to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage and to affirm and support engaged and married couples.”
Trong thư của ông, Bishop Malone identified numerous resources that can be of assistance to bishops, priests and lay leaders in promoting, strengthening and defending the gift of marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman, including the websites Đối với hôn nhân của bạn, Por Tu Matrimonio, và Hôn nhân: Unique for a Reason. He also encouraged participation in the Call to Prayer for Life, Hôn nhân, and Religious Liberty, and shared a preaching resource for World Marriage Day. A bulletin insert is also available for World Marriage Day or subsequent Sundays, with a focus on the social benefits of marriage. The preaching resource and bulletin insert, along with Bishop Malone’s letter, are available online: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/national-marriage-week-2015.cfm.
Bishop Malone also expressed eager anticipation for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Tháng chín 22-27. A preparatory catechesis and other information are available at www.worldmeeting2015.org.
USCCB is providing a daily virtual marriage retreat for National Marriage Week, available through Facebook: www.facebook.com/foryourmarriage. The theme of this year’s retreat is Pope Francis’ words of wisdom to married couples.
The celebration of National Marriage Week in the U.S. began in 2002, originating from Marriage Week International. Ngày hôn nhân thế giới, held the second Sunday of February each year, was started in 1983 by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
Từ khóa: Bishop Richard J. Malone, National Marriage Week USA, Ngày hôn nhân thế giới, hôn nhân, gia đình, thuyết giảng, USCCB, HOA KỲ. Hội nghị giám mục công giáo, Đối với hôn nhân của bạn, Por Tu Matrimonio, Marriage Unique for a Reason, Call to Prayer, bulletin insert, Giáo hoàng Francis, virtual retreat
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