Archive for April, 2010
(Good Friday) At the crucifixion Jesus’ captors tried to humiliate him and take away his dignity. Sadly, our spouses are sometimes the source of humiliation because they know our vulnerabilities. Forgive.
From On the Family Sexuality… is by no means something purely biological, but concerns the innermost being of the human person as such.
The way husbands treat their wives affects their emotional well-being. Undoubtedly no one will be surprised to hear that! But recent research by University of Missouri researcher Christine Proulx, an assistant professor of human development and family studies, confirms that symptoms of depression may increase for women when their husbands act in self-centered, angry and [...]
The first same-sex weddings under the District of Columbia’s new same-sex marriage law were performed the second week of March. The capital city became the sixth U.S. jurisdiction in which same-sex marriages currently are legal, joining the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Archdiocese of Washington opposed enactment of the District [...]
When it is difficult to love, to get beyond hurt and resentment, couples are invited to be like Jesus, to choose to love, to trust and to reach out again, Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface, Manitoba, told participants in the March 19-20 national marriage congress in Canada hosted by the Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. [...]
A panel discussion March 20, 2010 during a national marriage congress hosted by the Canadian Diocese of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, examined the broad range of marriage ministries in that diocese. Some 350 people attended the two-day congress, whose theme was “A Time for Hope: Finally, Good News About Marriage.” Blake Sittler, director of the Saskatoon diocesan Office [...]
Weekends often are periods of such intense activity that “some people might even find it a relief to get back to the regular routine on Monday morning,” Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York said in a St. Patrick’s Day pastoral letter that discussed both the Sunday observance of the Lord’s Day and the meaning of [...]
When he formally launched a five-year marriage initiative this February in the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., Bishop Gerald Barnes said he hoped it would foster “a marriage-building church by promoting a comprehensive approach to ongoing education for the vocation to the sacrament of marriage at all stages of life.” Basic to the initiative are [...]
This helpful “how-to” book emphasizes life long learning in the vocation to motherhood; balance; and handing on the faith to one’s children.
(Holy Thursday) “Marriage is a give-and-take experience, involving hurt and forgiveness, failure and sacrifice.” (Follow the Way of Love) It’s the Paschal Mystery of death and resurrection.
From Follow the Way of Love Families arising from an interreligious marriage give witness to the universality of God’s love which overcomes all division.