It was a bitterly cold, gray February morning when the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas celebrated World Marriage Day for the first time. Snow flurries whipped around the Cathedral of St. Peter as Deacon Tony Zimmerman, lead consultant for the archdiocesan office of marriage and family life, prepared to walk into the cathedral. As he looked up at the thick, snow-laden sky, he worried that Mass turnout would be low.
He couldn’t have been more wrong.
The cathedral was absolutely packed.