Tackling the Tough Questions about Marriage

Archdiocese of Washington to Host Marriage Summit

September 19, 2011

Catholics from the Archdiocese of Washington will gather on the weekend of October 1 for a two-day Marriage Summit to reflect on the meaning of marriage for family and society, and to strengthen relationships both before and throughout marriage. The event will be held at The Catholic University of America and will feature a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.

Friday September 30
7:00 p.m.
Caldwell Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 1
8:30 a.m.
Pryzbyla Center
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

On Friday night, married and single young adults will gather for “Unraveling the Mystery: Finding and Sustaining Lifelong Love.” Participants will join Dr. Phillip Mango, Director of St. Michael’s Institute for the Human Sciences, for an entertaining discussion about the psychological differences between men and women, what to look for in a spouse and how to maintain relationships.

On Saturday, the day includes a Mass at 9:30 a.m. celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Following the Mass, participants will hear from three keynote speakers and participate in breakout sessions. The keynote speakers are Fr. Brian Bransfield, Executive Director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis; Dr. John Grabowski, Associate Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics at The Catholic University of America; and Helen Alvaré, Associate Professor at George Mason Law and Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Topics will include the dignity of the person, human sexuality, the importance of marriage and family in our society, and how to navigate the culture wars on the issue of marriage.

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The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 600,000 Catholics living in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Brie Hall
Office of Communications
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