Pontificium Consilium pro Familia – Love and Truth

Vicereincoppia2_coverWe, Emmanuel and Bénédicte Odin, live in the city of Lille, in northern France. We have been married for 19 years, and are the parents of 9 children, between the age of 18 and one year.

Emmanuel, 40 years old, works as a sales manager and Bénédicte, 42, a former teacher, takes care of the children. We have been committed members of the Emmanuel Community for fifteen years.

Three years ago the Emmanuel Community entrusted us with the responsibility of founding Love and Truth on the international level. Since then, in order to accomplish this mission in the best possible…

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UK Archbishop: Marriage an exclusive commitment between man and woman | Irish Examiner

Marriage between a man and woman is “sorely needed” in today’s society and it could soon be “too late” to save that union, the leader of the Roman Catholic church in England and Wales has said.

In a wide-ranging attack on Coalition policies, the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, accused David Cameron of seeking to undermine a centuries-old understanding of matrimony.

He said support for marriage and family stability was now an urgent priority that “no intelligent government” could ignore….

via UK Archbishop: Marriage an exclusive commitment between man and woman | Irish Examiner.

Vatican official urges renewal of spouses’ life-long ‘yes’ :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Rome, Italy, May 16, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said a cultural change is needed to recover the value and meaning of the life-long “yes” that spouses give each other in marriage.

“Unfortunately, today if you give a ‘life-long yes’ to your football team, that is more acceptable than if you give it to your husband or wife,” Archbishop Paglia said during a meeting with reporters on May 14 in Rome.

“This needs to be re-introduced into the culture,” he stressed.

“Today, spouses do not jointly own their possessions because,

via Vatican official urges renewal of spouses’ life-long ‘yes’ :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

Catholics Weddings and Interdenominational Marriages | Flocknote

Catholics Weddings and Interdenominational Marriages

How is a Church wedding celebrated?

As a rule a wedding must take place publicly. The bride and bridegroom are questioned as to their intention to marry. The priest or the deacon blesses their rings. The bride and bridegroom exchange rings and mutually promise “to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health” and vow to each other: “I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.” The celebrant ratifies the wedding and administers the blessing.Here are some excerpts from one form of the Rite of Catholic Marriage:…

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What is necessary for a sacramental marriage?

What is necessary for a Christian, sacramental marriage?

A sacramental marriage has three necessary elements: a free consent, b the affirmation of a lifelong, exclusive union, and c openness to children. The most profound thing about a Christian marriage, however, is the couple’s knowledge: “We are a living image of the love between Christ and the Church.”The requirement of unity and indissolubility is directed in the first place against…

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