Marriage - Digging Deeper

Marriage Requires
Love That Imitates Christ,
Pope Says
-- In his June 2 homily, Pope Francis addressed married couples in the Vatican, pointing to fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness as the three characteristics of authentic Christian love.

Cardinal Burke:
Restoring Respect for the Conjugal Act
Is ‘Essential’ to Future of West
VATICAN CITY, May 3, 2014 – Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of America’s leading prelates, urged pro-life citizens and leaders to promote respect for the sexual act at an international pro-life conference in Rome Saturday.

Preview: 6 Part Series, Video Companion to Getting the Marriage Conversation Right

Today Catechesis is not enough. Young people (as well as older ones) are vulnerable to accepting reasonable sounding ideas that conflict with their faith. The DVD series discusses how important it is to present what the Church teaches about marriage that is grounded in indisputable reality. The technique involves seeing and verifying reality through the eyes of the child -- the child within us.

Change in Annulment Process
Could Lead to 'Grave Damage'
-- Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church's saving mission -- thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment process, should be considered with great care, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said.

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.

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