Marriage

Thumbnail marriage feast at cana gaetano gandolfi A bride and groom; The bride and groom

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy...

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Thumbnail wedding rings credit tekke via flickr cc by nd 20 03 05 2015 cna Ahead of ballot, Australian bishops reaffirm Church can't support gay marriage

As a non-binding poll on same-sex marriage in Australia looms, some leading Catholic bishops have again clarified Catholic teaching that marriage...

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Thumbnail wedding bands credit isak55 via wwwshutterstockcom cna 12 10 15 Amid rising divorce rates, Malawi bishops hold marriage conference

Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance of family life and...

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Thumbnail rings in scripture credit mjz photography via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 6 18 15 Australian bishops call for month of prayer ahead of same-sex marriage vote

At the start of a voter survey being conducted on same-sex marriage in Australia, the country’s bishops have called for a month of prayer and...

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Thumbnail wedding credit jay zhang via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 4 13 15 Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Denver, Colo., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:27 am (CNA).- Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be...

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Thumbnail grief counseling Grief counseling offered for the widowed and divorced

The Beginning Experience Ministry will offer a grief resolution process for adults and children suffering the loss of a loved one through death,...

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Thumbnail unknown Holy spouses, holy families

As synod 2015 began its final week of work, Pope Francis canonized a married couple, Louis and Zélie Martin, whose nine children included the...

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Thumbnail wedding couple credit tymonk galyna via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 26 15 How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 154250726 How to heal after a divorce

Her husband had left her and she felt lost. Like many experiencing divorce or separation, Julie Monell-Auzenne wasn’t sure where to turn for help....

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Thumbnail woman credit unsplash  cna Is the single life a vocation? Maybe we're asking the wrong question.

Denver, Colo., Jul 20, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- From a young age, Catholics are taught to pray about and discern their vocations – whether...

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Thumbnail pope francis kisses a child in st peters square for the general audience dec 9 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna Love must be core of family life, Pope says ahead of WMOF

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2017 / 05:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis issued a message ahead of the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF), saying...

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Thumbnail newly married couples meet pope francis in st peters square on sept 9 2015 credit losservatore romano cna Marriage prep should be more than just a few courses, Pope tells priests

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2017 / 05:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage...

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Thumbnail wedding rings credit tekke via flickr cc by nd 20 03 05 2015 cna N. Ireland high court: No European right to 'gay marriage'

Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected two legal challenges that sought to recognize same-sex unions as marriages, saying it is a matter for...

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Thumbnail jubilee audience in st peters square with pope francis on nov 12 2016 credit lucia ballester 5 cna Pope Francis' retooling of the JPII Institute shows his modus operandi

The September 19 re-establishment of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Science on the Family and Marriage is a good object...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during his general audience jan 13 2016 credit daniel ibaez cna Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, making it a...

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Thumbnail ngandu tribe Sex in Accord with Reason

An article published in 2012 in The Atlantic described the sexual practices of the Aka and Ngandu people who live in the tropical forests of...

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Thumbnail world day of marriage los angeles 2017 The joy of marriage

This past weekend I had the joy to celebrate World Marriage Day and preside over the renewal of wedding vows for 64 couples, including one couple...

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Thumbnail separated divorced widowed ministry los angeles Upcoming cathedral event to help support widowed, divorced/separated Catholics

Valentine’s Day turned into a nightmare for Bob and Laura Altieri in 2014. Laura was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with stage IV lung...

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