In my niece’s Wedding Program — A Marriage Prayer.

A Marriage Prayer

Lord, be in this marriage In a special way,May we feel Your presence Each and every day.

Grant us both good humor To surpass our coming years;May there always be much laughter,May there always be less tears.

Give us strength and…

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Should We Bring Back Young Marriage? | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

The general thought in society today is that marriage should be delayed to allow for greater maturity and until the parties are “established.” Some argue, however, that there are compelling reasons to reconsider young marriage, including biological reasons.  But for young marriage to be successful, other things about the way marriage is prepared for, viewed, and treated by society at large must also be revisited….

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My Big Fat Unholy Wedding |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Many people dream of the BIG WEDDING, the fairy tale ending with cake makers, dress designers, florists, jewelers, photographers and more for the low low price of a mortgage-like sum!!! But it might just be causing heartbreak, damaging society, and hurting people’s faith.

When my wife and I first were engaged, we planned to get married a full two years later so we…

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The church has lost control of marriage | National Catholic Reporter

Our county courthouse is across the street from our parish church. Weddings are performed on both sides of the street. We both use the “vocabulary” of marriage, but the words dont have precisely the same meaning.Lets face it — the church has lost control of the cultural conversation on marriage. Just about any parish priest can tell you that. Even devout Catholics often…

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