Marriage - Digging Deeper

Contraception Disrupts
'Language of Love,'
Bishop Conley Teaches
-- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln hopes his new pastoral letter on the sacrificial “language of love” and the disruptive immorality of contraception will be received “with open hearts and open minds.”


Pope Exhorts
Walk With Those Who
Suffer Failed Marriages
- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the beauty of marriage, emphasizing that when it fails, we should not condemn the couple, but accompany them on a path of healing in the Church.


Cardinals' Meetings Focus
Concern on Marriage, Family
- In a series of closed-door meetings this week, cardinals from around the world expressed a common care and concern for the state of marriage and the family in the modern world.


Curtis Martin

Catholic Marriage Preparation
Needs to Better 'Evangelize'
Difference Between
Catechesis and Evangelization -- The head of a major U.S. missionary apostolate says that evangelization – not simple catechesis – is needed to prepare Catholics for good marriages by putting Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.


Joachim and AnnNew Urgency to Celebrate
World Marriage Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2014 -- The 2nd Sunday in February, is designated World Marriage Day by World Wide Marriage Encounter. It coincides with National Marriage Week (February 7-14). See the Marriage Recognition Kit for parishes provided by CCGI.


May Describes Vital Need to
Rebuild a Marriage Culture to
Family Life International New Zealand

AUCKLAND, October 20, 2013 – Do we need a civil institution that unites children with their Mums and Dads? That was the key question American marriage advocate William May put to delegates at Family Life International’s Rise Up in the Service of Life Conference in Auckland on September 28-29.


Archbishop Müller Affirms
Catholic Marriage,
Urges Care for Divorced
VATICAN, October 23, 2013 -- The Vatican’s head official on doctrinal matters has reaffirmed that Catholics in irregular marital unions after divorce cannot receive communion, but he urged that this means it is “all the more imperative” to show “pastoral concern” for them.


Archbishop Paglia, Pontifical Council of the Family

Devotion of Next Bishops' Synod
To Family 'Providential'
- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, told CNA it was “providential” that Pope Francis has decided to devote the next synod of bishops to the family.


Pope Francis concluded his one-day pilgrimage to Assisi with a visit to young people, encouraging them to reject a “provisional culture” that fears making definitive commitments.


Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal RuiniThe Cardinal Who Opposes
The Supreme Court

Defending the Authentic Human Being
ROME, July 1, 2013--For Camillo Ruini, the American decision against marriage only between man and woman is illusion that presumes to negate reality. The future belongs to those who are able to defend the authentic human being. Civil unions between homosexuals: a "useless and harmful" compromise. 


Dr. Ryan Messmore, President of Campion CollegeThe Deeper Meaning of Romantic Love
Dr. Ryan Messmore, President of Campion College in New South Wales, Australia, provides an engaging video lecture about true romantic love. Everyone can learn something from this lecture.


Catholics For The Common Good: Father Martin Rhonheimer, professor of political philosophy and ethics at the Pontifical University of Santa CroceTheologian: Same-Sex Civil Unions
Discriminate Against Married Couples

ROME, ITALY, April 24, 2013--After a Vatican official stated that the Church could support same-sex civil unions, a Swiss theologian is saying that if they are equated with marriage these unions discriminate against married heterosexual couples.


Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Vatican Prelate Emphacizes the Need for
States to Promote Marriage and the Family
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 -- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family is calling the Family a “resource for society” which must be supported in policy development. Speaking Friday at an event organized by the Holy See’s Permanent Observer mission to the United Nations, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia addressed some of the challenges and trends affecting families around the world today.


Pope Says Biblical View of God
Can Help Fatherhood Crisis
- Pope Benedict XVI said the Bible can help clarify the true meaning of being a father during his general audience today. "Despite the crisis of fatherhood in many societies, the Scriptures show us clearly what it means to call God 'Father.'"

Pope Examines Society's
Acceptance of Unstable Relationships
VATICAN CITY-- As he spoke to the Church’s highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage, Pope Benedict highlighted the growing acceptance of instability in relationships. Contemporary culture “poses serious challenges to the person and the family,” he began, underscoring that it calls into question “the very capacity of human beings to bond themselves to another and whether a union that lasts an entire life is truly possible.”




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