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  • New Marriage Rite Offers Much-Needed Catechesis

    11/15/2016 1:00:07 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 13, 2016 | Daniel M. Garland Jr.
    COMMENTARY The most conspicuous is the change of the name from the “Rite of Marriage” to the “Order of Celebrating Matrimony.” This new name is more in accord with the Latin original, but it also adds something to the title that is not found in the simple word “marriage.” Not only does “matrimony” convey greater solemnity than “marriage,” but the Latin matrimonium also means “the state of being a mother.” This new title, therefore, provides us with a significant opportunity for a much-needed catechesis on the very nature of holy matrimony. In the face of a secular culture that values...
  • Matrimony or Bust Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriages Demise

    12/08/2014 7:12:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 141 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-07-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise By: Msgr. Charles PopeAll the way back in 1973, George Guilder published a book called Men and Marriage. He expanded and republished it in 1986. In his book, Guilder argued that our culture was marginalizing men, to its great peril. He articulated the critical role that marriage has in helping men focus their sexual energies in a creative and beneficial way. Women have their nurturing role rather clearly defined in the very design of their bodies. But men’s role in the raising of children and in society...
  • Lawyers Argue Gay Marriage Harmful to Children

    02/26/2014 9:58:59 AM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    CBN ^ | February 26, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    The Alliance Defending Freedom is making its case to defend traditional marriage in Oklahoma, arguing same-sex marriage is bad for children. The Christian legal advocacy group said legalizing gay marriage would harm children, undermine society, and make traditional marriages unstable. Lawyers representing an Oklahoma clerk who refused to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple cited courts and anthropologists in saying children are better off in a home with a mother and a father. They also added traditional couples would be less likely to marry, or stay together if marriage became a genderless institution not focused on procreation. Last...
  • Cruz (Lee) bill stops Obama from 'forcing' gay marriage onto states

    02/13/2014 1:01:53 PM PST · by xzins · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a bill Thursday to ensure states dont have to adhere to the federal definition of marriage and spouse. S. 2024, the State Marriage Defense Act, would require that the federal government give the same deference to the 33 states that define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as it does to the 17 states that recognize same-sex unions. Under President Obama, the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its...
  • The Pivotal Role of Marriage in Income Inequality

    01/20/2014 1:02:17 PM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | January 17, 2014 | Stan Guthrie
    A Leftist is someone who advocates marriage for homosexuals but opposes it for heterosexuals. Recently, Ari Fleischer, a press spokesman for George W. Bush, responded to the current administrations newfound desire to fight the plague of income inequalitywhich has spread more under Barack Obama than under any other recent presidentby stating the obvious: that marriage is good economic medicine. `Marriage inequality should be at the center of any discussion of why some Americans prosper and others dont, Fleischer said. According to Census Bureau information analyzed by the Beverly LaHaye Institute, among families headed by two married parents in 2012, just...
  • 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...
  • A Brief Explanation of the Nuptial Meaning of the Body.

    12/05/2013 6:29:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/5/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Some of you know that I write the Question and Answer Column for Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly. I like doing that as it imposes a kind of disciplined writing on me, where I must answer questions very briefly, in about 400 words or less.A question recently came in about a topic that I have not written much about here on the Blog. Id like to reproduce the question and answer here in order to include the concept in my blog compendium and also to encourage you, if you do not read my column in the Sunday Visitor to know about...
  • Some Sober Reflection on Matrimony, Sexuality and the Family. A Call to Prayer for...

    12/16/2013 4:03:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/15/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Weve talked a good deal about the decline of marriage on this blog over the years. And our discussion must continue as the Synod on the family is planned in Rome.In my short 25 years as a priest I have experienced a major drop off in marriages. In my early years, I had about thirty weddings a year; now, about five or six. In this urban parish in which I have ministered for the larger part of 20 years, a beautiful and picturesque setting for a matrimonial sacrament, we used to have to turn couples away who were not members....
  • Is anyone here using the Matricom, G-Box Midnight MX2?

    12/13/2013 10:12:21 AM PST · by mylife · 27 replies
    Matricom.net ^ | 12/13/13 | mylife
    I would be interested in your thoughts about how well this works, and how difficult it is to use.
  • Vatican releases liturgical texts for ordinariate use in matrimony, funerals

    07/04/2012 2:39:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | July 4, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson. Washington D.C., Jul 4, 2012 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has announced the first liturgical texts approved for use around the world by the Personal Ordinariates for former Anglicans who have become Catholic. “We welcome with gratitude these texts, which bring into Catholic liturgical life some of the most beloved and memorable texts in the Book of Common Prayer,” said Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, head of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. “These texts have blessed and comforted generations of English-speaking Christians and will be deeply appreciated in the Ordinariate communities,”...
  • Unregistered weddings, or cohabitation with a religious blessing, are a legal minefield (UK)

    05/08/2012 10:37:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 7, 2012 | FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH
    A bride and groom sign the marriage register (PA photo) For a real eye-opener of an article, from the Guardians Comment is Free section, do have a look at this.What Muslims get up to in their mosques and in their Sharia councils is, of course, completely up to them, but this story does have some important resonances for us Catholics.When you get married in a Catholic church, the priest or some other person acts as an authorised person and registers the marriage in a marriage register provided by the local registrar of marriages. These registers have to be kept in...
  • Calif. won't appeal Prop 8 ruling (and judge says regular citizen have no standing)

    08/13/2010 4:15:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 12, 2010
    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- California will not appeal a U.S. judge's decision to lift a stay on his injunction blocking the state's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage, officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Thursday he would lift the stay and allow same-sex marriages to proceed, but not until Aug. 18. Such marriages would be permitted after that unless an appeals court, possibility the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, issues a stay beyond the date. Walker warned the amendment's sponsors may not have standing, or status, to make the appeal because...
  • Cardinal of Mexico: Homosexual Perversion is Evil

    08/10/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 14 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/09/2010 | Tancred
    The Homosexual-perversion has as much to do with marriage as the human bowel movment has to do with making Wurst. [kreuz.net] Since March the city of Mexico has treated the unnatural homosexual paring as a normal, healthy marriage. Against this unjust state privileging of a beloved perverse act has caused the civil government of President Felipe Calderon to complain. Indeed the highest court in the land of Mexico denied the complaint.
  • The Essentials of the Catholic Faith, Part Two: Channels of Grace, Marriage

    11/05/2009 7:26:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 270+ views
    TheRealPresence.org ^ | 2002 | Pocket Catholic Catechism
    Part Two:Channels of Grace Marriage Table of Contents Marriage is not of human origin. It was instituted by God, as described in the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis.But when Christ came into the world He elevated the natural institution to the level of a sacrament. He wished to provide not only individuals with the means they need, as persons, to reach eternal life: He also wanted to give grace to His followers as social beings. Marriage is the foundation of the family, which is the bedrock of human society.In the Churchs own language, the sacrament of Marriage...
  • Radio Replies First Volume - Matrimony

    08/27/2009 10:56:01 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Matrimony 887. You include marriage among the Sacraments? Yes. Every valid marriage between baptized Christians constitutes the Sacrament of Matrimony. 888. Christ did not institute marriage. It existed long before His advent to this world. Prior to Christ it existed as a matrimonial contract, but Christ elevated it to the dignity of a Sacrament of the New Law. Christ therefore instituted matrimony as a Sacrament. He blessed marriage by His presence at Cana, and declared its indissolubility when He said, "What God has joined, let not man put asunder." Henceforth, what was formerly a union by human contract was to...
  • Man 'Torched 350,000 Home To Stop His Wife Getting It In Divorce'

    11/20/2007 7:04:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 168+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21st November 2007 | CHRIS BROOKE
    Man 'torched 350,000 home to stop his wife getting it in divorce' By CHRIS BROOKE Last updated at 00:57am on 21st November 2007 A furious husband burnt down his 350,000 home to stop his wife receiving it in a divorce settlement, a court heard. Gary Hooley, a builder, had previously threatened to "knock the house down brick by brick" during one of many heated rows with his wife Michelle. With the short marriage heading for divorce, he set fire to the house they shared in a callous act of retribution committed while drunk, Sheffield Crown Court was told. The detached...
  • Pak-Taleban shave wedding singers heads, moustaches

    04/13/2007 10:46:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 693+ views
    Pak-Taleban shave wedding singers heads, moustaches Web posted at: 4/13/2007 10:1:29 Source ::: AFP PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taleban extremists shaved the heads and moustaches of a troupe of Pakistani singers, then clashed with a marriage party and took six hostages, officials and witnesses said yesterday. The Islamists intercepted the musicians overnight near the conservative northwestern town of Lakki Marwat where the group was due to perform at three weddings, local police said. After beating the troupe and smashing up their instruments, the militants then shaved the performers heads and moustaches, a witness said. Early yesterday the angry hosts of one...
  • Man wins divorce from wife 'too shy' to sleep with him

    02/13/2007 10:43:22 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies · 3,738+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | Monday, Feb 12, 2007 | DPA, TAIPEI
    Man wins divorce from wife 'too shy' to sleep with him DPA, TAIPEI Monday, Feb 12, 2007, Page 2 A Tainan court has granted a man's request for divorce because his wife was "too shy" to consummate their marriage, a newspaper said yesterday. The man surnamed Chen (), a 38-year-old teacher from Tainan County was introduced to a woman surnamed Lin (), 29, also a teacher, by a matchmaker. After the couple dated for three months, they married a year ago, but Lin refused to consummate the marriage, the Chinese-language daily China Times reported. On the wedding night, Lin slept...
  • Romanian brides in white wedding dresses to be fined if they are not virgins

    12/10/2006 11:00:17 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies · 2,055+ views
    New York Post (Weird But True) ^ | December 10, 2006 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    A Romanian priest wants women to pay a "white-dress fine" if they're not virgins when they marry. Father Petrica Bratu, 37, says he hopes the fines will stop couples from living in sin. Couples who had just moved in together would pay about $20 but brides who were pregnant or had children would pay about $120. The average Romanian salary is about $200 per month.
  • Don't Marry a Career Woman: The Debate Heats Up

    09/11/2006 10:39:33 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 339 replies · 6,463+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | September 11, 2006 | Carey Roberts
    Wondering about that muffled howl youve been hearing the last couple weeks? Its the sound and fury of feminists reacting to Michael Noers latest exegesis, Dont Marry a Career Woman. Noers column, which ran at Forbes.com, surveyed marriages in which the wives doggedly pursue a high-powered career, all the while neglecting family and home. The research shows these women are more likely to be unhappy if she earns more than the guy, or if she quits her job and stays home. Either way, shes going to be a grump. Her husband is more prone to be discontented if she is...