Archive for July, 2010
Between 1991 and 2008 the number of marriages in the Catholic Church fell nationally by 42%. Fr. Thomas Vandenberg looks at what he calls the Church’s wake-up call.
From On the Family When they become parents, spouses receive from God the gift of a new responsibility.
Most couples think that being involved sexually is the most intimate part of their marriage. Praying together, however, may be an even deeper form of intimacy. Pray for each other even if not in each other’s presence.
What average person expects a book chock-full of statistics and research data to be readable, much less interesting and applicable to everyday life? Yet the way Tara Parker-Pope relates the numbers is absorbing for anyone who is married or interested in marriage.
“Give great care to the preparation of engaged couples and be close to the young married couples.” (Pope John Paul II, 2001) Pray today for those who guide couples through marriage preparation or enrichment programs.
From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan We [the Catholic Bishops] want to assure people who are caught in the tragedy of an abusive marriage that the Church is committed to offering them support and assistance.