Marriage
Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 17 Bibliography

Authored by Thomas Richstatter

Internet Sites

Church Documents

Books and Articles

Videos

This bibliography is limited to materials related to the Sacrament of Marriage.  Chapter d17 Bibliography lists the more general materials, e.g. general web links to theology and liturgy, books and articles on sacraments and liturgical theology, Spanish language materials, a list of liturgical periodicals, and suggestions for your personal liturgical library. 

Publications on Marriage
Authored by Thomas Richstatter

A more complete list of my publications can be found at About Tom Richstatter

16. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, thirty minute audio cassettes. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1981.

17. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. The Sacraments: The Church at Prayer. Ten, twenty-eight minute teacher training programs on video cassette. Archdiocese of Cincinnati Cable TV Communications Office, 1981.

36. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Before You Say 'I Do': Four Things to Remember When Planning Your Wedding Liturgy. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1989. ISBN 0-86716-130-2. $1.95.

63. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.  "A New Life Project: Marriage" in The Sacraments: How Catholics Pray. Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, June, 1995. Available from Amazon.com

79. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Sacrament of Marriage: Sign of Faithful Love," Catholic Update, Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press, May, 1996. C0596.
Text available at: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0596.asp

83. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Chapter 13: "The Sacrament of Matrimony," in Liturgy and Worship: Faith and Witness, A Course on Catholic Living. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc, 1997. Avalilable from Amazon.com

95. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Host, Witness and Teaching segments and theological consultant for "Planning Your Wedding Liturgy" Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, January 2000. V2080.

102. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. "Whose Wedding Is It, Anyway?" Catholic Digest, Vol 65 No 8 (June 2001) pp 92-95.

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Internet Sites

An attractive, easy-to-navigate site of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops bills itself as offering “resources for living happily ever after.” The Web site is just one element of the multi-year National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage project, which is aimed at communicating the meaning and value of married life for the Church and society and to work to build “a culture of marriage.” The site offers specific areas for those considering marriage or those already married.   http://www.foryourmarriage.org

An excellent bibliography on the Sacrament of Marriage by Joseph Martos can be found at www.liguori.org/books/doorsbib.htm  Chapter XII Marriage

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Church Documents

English translations of most Church Documents can be found on the Vatican web site at  http://www.vatican.va/roman/index.html  

Pope Leo XIII, Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae

1930 Dec 31  Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, On Christian Marriage

Vatican Council II Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Exp 48-52

1968 July 25 Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae encyclical letter "On The Regulation of Birth

1981 Dec 15  John Paul II, "Familiaris Consortio," apostolic exhortation on the role of the Christian family in the modern world. http://www.cin.org/jp2ency/famcon.html 

or at http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Paul06/p6humana.htm

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Books and Articles

Michael G. Lawler.  Marriage and the Catholic Church:  Disputed questions.  A Michael Glazier Book.  The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 2002.  ISBN 0-8146-5116-X  [A book review by William McDonough can be found in Worship, 78:1 (January 2004) pp 84-86.]

Paul Turner, ML Answers the 101 Most-Asked Questions:  The Catholic Wedding Answer Book.  Resource Publications, Inc., 2001.  ISBN 0-8930-517-8.

Joseph M. Champlin.  Together for Life. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN.  1988

German Martinez.  Wedding to Marriage. Pastoral Press. 2003. The author explores what it means for a marriage to be "Christian."  Drawing upon history, human experience, Scripture and the tradition of the church, he provides a challenging synthesis of the theology and spirituality of marriage.  Includes a study of the revised wedding rite.  The book is intended for homilists, marriage preparation programs and parish staff.  ISBN 1-56929-009-1

An interesting primer on Islamic Law of Marriage: http://www.witnesspioneer.org/vil/Books/SH_SL/islamic_law_regarding_marriage.htm

James A. Schmeiser "Reception of the Eucharist by Divorced and Remarried Catholics: Three German Bishops and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" Liturgical Ministry, Volume 5, Winter, 1996, pp 10-21.

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Videos

The videos that I have made in conjunction with Catholic Update Video are available in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library.  Numbers 385-395.

"Planning Your Wedding Liturgy" Catholic Update Video, St. Anthony Messenger Press, Order # V2080 available from www.americancatholic.org

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