The “Humanum” Videos: Extraordinary Short Films on Marriage and the Family


The Vatican is just wrapped up an international and interreligious colloquium on men, women, and marriage called “Humanum”. Over 350 participants, including representatives from 14 religious traditions and 23 countries, united to uphold the value of marriage. (I recently interviewed Dr. Helen Alvaré about the gathering.)

As part of the conference, organizers released six extraordinary videos on marriage and the family. Filmed around the world and containing interviews with people like Fr. Robert Barron, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and N.T. Wright, the short films display timeless truths in extraordinary ways. What Fr. Barron’s CATHOLICISM series did for the Church’s beauty, this series does for marriage and the family.

The videos, which are freely available online, would serve as tremendous resources for catechists and teachers. If you serve in marriage preparation, youth and young ministry, or any ministry concerning the family, relationships, or parenting, you should definitely consider using them.

Watch the series trailer and all six videos here:

“Humanum” Trailer

Visit the “Humanum” YouTube channel, by clicking the image below, and find several videos from the conference, including talks by Pope Francis, Rick Warren, N.T. Wright, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and many more: