Tag: Marriage

The sacramentality of marriage

The sacramentality of marriage

| Kate Soucheray | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

On our wedding day, we may not think as much about the sacramentality of our marriage as we should, or the sacramental nature of the mystery in which we are participating. Our focus is often on the dresses, the flowers, the music, and the reception and dance to follow the ceremony. And yet, the sacrament in which we participate will change everything for us from that day forward.

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Lack of faith can impact validity of marriage, commission finds

Lack of faith can impact validity of marriage, commission finds

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

A lack of faith and a misunderstanding of marriage can mean no sacramental marriage occurred, even if both the husband and wife had been baptized, said a new document.

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Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

There was a buzz before the 5:15 p.m. Mass Feb. 22 at
St. Joseph in Waconia, as seven couples with corsages and floral bouquets gathered for the processional with Father Stan Mader, the pastor.

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Love and marriage in this day and age

Love and marriage in this day and age

| Kate Soucheray | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marriage is the union that defines our family relationships. The quality of marriage is built on the commitment each person makes to this union that has been created by the fondness, the camaraderie and the common vision the couple shares. As St. John Paul II states, “Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family — a domestic church.”

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Spanish bishops launch marriage prep course that could last 2-3 years

Spanish bishops launch marriage prep course that could last 2-3 years

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic couples in Spain will undergo up to three years of marriage preparation under an initiative by their bishops to reverse the country’s high rates of divorce.

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Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, David Busacker was a high school sophomore looking for a way to fit in, and he decided to give drama a try.

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When a marriage is hurting

When a marriage is hurting

| Kate Soucheray | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the celebration of Valentine’s Day this month, most people do not think about marriages that are struggling or hurting, due to infidelity, miscommunication or past hurts.

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My gentle man, my Good Master

My gentle man, my Good Master

| Liz Kelly | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make no mistake, my husband is a man’s man. For his “bachelor party” my siblings gave him a day at a recreational facility called “Drive-A-Tank,” where he spent the afternoon with my brother firing World War II machine guns and driving an obstacle course in a Cold War tank — complete with a water feature. He has hung the bulls-eyes from that day prominently over his work bench in the basement. It was, he reported, “a blast!” Pun intended.

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In each ‘season,’ marriage can be ‘a silent homily’

In each ‘season,’ marriage can be ‘a silent homily’

| Kate Soucheray | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you ask a couple in a longterm marriage if they have experienced “seasons” of love, they will assure you that they have. Just as a year has seasons, so does marriage. According to author Gary Chapman, these must be strategically managed for marriage to be successful.

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Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

| Susan Klemond | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chris and Gina Rickert focused more on themselves than their marriage for almost a decade, until the parishioners of Mary, Queen of Peace in Rogers began attending marriage and family programs through the Cana Family Institute five years ago.

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Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.

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U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.

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