Keyword: holymatrimony

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  • Brothers and Sisters?

    05/13/2017 6:28:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1,072 replies ^ | 05-01-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Brothers and Sisters? Q. I know that the Church believes in Mary’s perpetual virginity, but what are we to make of the passages in the Gospel that refer to Jesus’ brothers and sisters?Rose, via email A. There are a number of places in the New Testament (see Mk 3:31-34; 6:3; Mt 12:46; 13:55; Lk 8:19-20; Jn 2:12; 7:3-10; Acts 1:14; and 1 Cor 9:5) where Jesus’ kinsfolk are mentioned using terms such as “brother” (adelphos), “sister” (adelphe) or “brethren” (adelphoi). But “brother” has a wider meaning both in the Scriptures and at the time they were written. It is not...
  • Holy Matrimony Batman! The "marriage" issue resolves itself when you simply use the proper term

    06/23/2015 10:29:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/23/2015 | Alan Korwin
    Solving the marriage equation is easy --it resolves itself when you simply use the proper term:holy matrimony. All indications suggest the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to miss this connection in its decision due any day now. Marriage has always essentially been a function of the church (figuratively speaking). It is not a function of the stateand in fact the state is specifically precluded from any activity whatsoever hereby the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; Seen from this vantage point, the correct and inalienable vantage point, it...
  • Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

    10/16/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-15-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere’s an old story told about the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. At one point he was so concerned that the players on his team had lost any sense of the basics of the game that he summoned them all into a classroom and had them all sit down at desks. Most of them expected a detailed review of the playbook, with diagrams on the board of X’s, O’s, and arrows. But to their surprise, the blackboard was empty and no playbooks were in sight. Lombardi walked in...
  • Do we need to set aside the Word Marriage and use Holy Matrimony exclusively?

    06/27/2013 5:14:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/27/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    In the wake of the supreme decisions of this week, I would like to return to a question I have Asked before: Are we coming to a point where we should consider dropping our use of the word marriage?It is a simple fact that word marriage as we have traditionally known it is being redefined in our times. To many in the secular world the word no longer means what it once did and when the Church uses the word marriage we clearly do not mean what the increasing number of states mean.The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines Marriage...
  • Poor Ohio Senator Rob Portman Bullied Into Submission By Big Gay

    03/18/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 20 replies
    Senator Rob Portman has made the same fatal mistake as many Neo Christians have, just as his fellow Methodists have by admitting: "I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bibles overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God...." Portman's Methodist "faith" has been embracing homosexuality, for years, as part of God's "Overarching themes of love," which might have anyone believe that adultery, murder,...
  • Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

    02/22/2013 12:28:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak
    Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights. "Mrs. Bush did not approve of her inclusion in this advertisement nor is she associated in any way with the group that made the ad," Anne MacDonald, a spokeswoman for the former first lady, wrote in a statement Thursday. "When she became aware of the advertisement Tuesday night, we requested that the group remove her from it." The ad, from the Respect for...
  • Lesson 21: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders BY FATHER ROBERT ALTIER

    05/03/2006 12:41:21 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 11 replies · 252+ views
    Fundamentals of Catholicism by Father Robert Altier Lesson 21: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders In this lesson, we are going to look at the last two of the sacraments that have not been covered yet: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders. These two sacraments look to the spiritual welfare of Christians. Matrimony is that sacrament in which a baptized man and a baptized woman enter into a permanent communion of life and love by mutual agreement for the generation and the education of children, and in which they receive Gods grace to help them to grow in holiness and to fulfill...

    05/01/2006 4:20:02 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 11 replies · 1,774+ views
    What It Means to Love Friday May 18, 2001 Fifth Week of Easter Reading (Acts 15:22-31) Gospel (St. John 15:12-17) In the Gospel reading today, we hear one of the most famous passages of the Gospel: our Lord telling us that we must love one another, and that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. What a wonderful thing that He calls us no longer servants, but He calls us friends and He lays down His life for each one of us. He tells us at the same time that we will be...
  • How America can end its divorce epidemic

    04/07/2005 5:54:01 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 12 replies · 1,333+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 7, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    How America can end its divorce epidemic Posted: April 7, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By David Kupelian 2005 When 32-year-old Paul and his 17-year-old fiancee Anna walked into the Norristown, Pa., courthouse to apply for a marriage license, the justice turned them down flat when he learned they had known each other for only one day. Yet after much pleading and persuasion, the judge reluctantly granted them their license, and Anna and Paul were married three days later. The wedding, held at Paul's brother's house, wasn't much only four people in attendance, no wedding gown, no flowers,...
  • New annulment norms (issued today) lack hoped for reforms

    02/08/2005 9:50:13 AM PST · by sinkspur · 58 replies · 1,836+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 2/8/2005 | John L. Allen
    A new Vatican instruction on annulment is not expected to change existing practice in the United States dramatically, but it falls short of reforms that many American bishops and canonists hoped for which would have made an annulment faster and easier to obtain. Those reforms were contained in a second draft of the document, which seemed on the brink of publication in 2003. After debates within the Vatican, however, the draft was sent back for revision, and in the end several significant provisions sought by Americans were eliminated or watered down. The instruction, titled Dignitas Connubii, was issued Feb. 8...
  • We must use the courts to change marriage law [MAJOR BARF ALERT]

    03/11/2004 8:14:33 PM PST · by ppaul · 21 replies · 265+ views
    The Seatle Times ^ | 3/11/04 | Ron Sims, Candidate for Governor
    On Monday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m., I opened the doors at the King County licensing counter to six loving same-sex couples courageously seeking marriage equality. Although I could not issue them licenses, I worked with these couples, the Northwest Women's Law Center and Lambda Legal Defense to file suit in King County Superior Court for the marriage rights denied to them. Why did I choose the judicial path to equality? Because we must use the law to change the law. The Book of Common Prayer says matrimony is a holy and honorable estate, and "therefore not to be entered...
  • Hillary wild over Bill's new blond? (Paper claims Canadian conservative "friendly" with Bubba)

    02/07/2004 6:32:47 PM PST · by mhking · 69 replies · 111,971+ views
    After a steady stream of mostly flattering headlines, Conservative leadership candidate Belinda Stronach received some unwelcome attention Friday in the form of a supermarket tabloid front page that blared: Hillary Screams Divorce Over BILL'S NEW BLOND. The headline in the Globe weekly, a reference to Stronach's friendship with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, is accompanied by a full-page photo of the two walking together into a Toronto charity event last year. The innuendo-filled article suggests Hillary Clinton, a New York senator and the wife of the former president, is upset that rumours of an amorous liaison between her husband and...
  • In Sickness and In Health: The Amazing Vow Power

    10/15/2003 8:56:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 11 replies · 186+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 15 Oct 03 | Chuck Colson
    Forty years ago, a study called the Hammond Report analyzed the smoking habits of half a million people. Its conclusion: Smoking is dangerous to one's health. It was a warning that ended up on every pack of cigarettes sold. Ten years later, a researcher took another look at the Hammond Report and found something that had been overlooked -- something just as hazardous as a pack-a-day cigarette habit -- that is, divorce. As Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher write in their book, THE CASE FOR MARRIAGE, an enterprising Surgeon General might wish to slap a warning label on divorce decrees,...
  • Taiwanese Man Marries Wrong Woman

    06/18/2002 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 395+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 18, 2002 | The Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Taiwanese man learned a big lesson: Make sure you check your bride's name before you marry her. A matchmaker arranged a marriage between Taiwanese construction worker Hsu Tse-han and Filipino bride Mary Canque, court officials in the northern county of Taoyuan said Tuesday. But when Hsu went to the Philippines to meet his bride for the first time, he was mistakenly set up with another Filipino woman, Jenny Danouze. The couple quickly got married in March in a group ceremony arranged by the matchmaking agency. When Hsu...