from The United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops:
The National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) is a multi-year project of the U.S. Catholic Bishops aimed at communicating the meaning and value of married life for the Church and society. In the Initiative the bishops bring Catholic belief into dialogue with contemporary needs. They urge the Catholic Church to become a community of hope and help for marriages and to join others in building a culture of marriage. Weaving together the Catholic faith tradition and its pastoral practice, the data of social science, and the experience of married couples, the NPIM will offer guidance and resources, including a pastoral letter, in order to promote, strengthen, sustain, and restore marriages.