This Congress is a continuation of the 1st International Congress for Marriage and Family, entitled Fruitfulness of the Letter from the Future: 50 Years of Humane Vitae., which was held in Cracow from 16th till 18th November, 2018. (For more information please see: the link
During this year's edition, entitled Marriage - a Choice or a Gift? we would like to focus on issues that are particularly important for understanding the situation of fiancées preparing for the sacrament of marriage as well as spouses in their first years after getting married.
We are convinced that the proposed topics of the Congress are particularly in question today. Issues concerning sacramental marriage after the Second Vatican Council, understood as "the intimate partnership of married life and love, established by the Creator and qualified by His laws” (Gaudium et Spes 48), need, as never before, scientific reflection and profound consideration in the community of the Church.
Referring to the rich teaching of the Catholic Church and current research on marriage and family, the Congress will pose the question of the importance of sacramental marriage for the development of faith and the complete fulfillment of spouses. Also, the Congress will aim to present, defend and justify married life growing out of the sacrament of marriage in the face of liberal and atheistic ideologies that seek to negate its value and deny its indissolubility as a path leading to man’s complete happiness.