Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Marriage’

Couples revive bonds after marriage boot camp

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
marriage boot camp

More than 1.5 million couples globally have transformed their marriages after attending The Marriage Course, a marriage boot camp. Recently, fifteen couples marked the end of their transformative journey as they received blessings and celebrated the culmination of the seven-week course at Ryde Gladesville Catholic Parish near Sydney, Australia. Led by parish priest Fr Greg Read more

Catholic teaching about marriage responsible of emergence of WEIRD culture

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Joseph Henrich, an agnostic, credits the Catholic Church for shaping WEIRD culture, which represents less than 1% of the world’s population and is characterized by being Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. In his analysis, he connects the term “weird” to a significant event in global history – the implementation of the “Marriage and Family Read more

Tinder Priest claims 270 married couples and no Divorces

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Realising that Western society was becoming increasingly secularised and practising Catholics were finding it difficult to meet romantic prospects who shared their core values and beliefs, Father Fernando Cuevas took it upon himself to help them. The Spanish priest from the city of Valencia has been dubbed the “Tinder Priest” because of his impressive matchmaking Read more

Catholics have smaller families, are better educated, less likely to be married

Monday, April 24th, 2023
Catholics have smaller families

According to a new breakdown of Australian census statistics, Catholics have smaller families, are better educated and more diverse than ever, but are also older and are less likely to be married. The 2021 social profile of the Catholic community in Australia, prepared by the National Centre for Pastoral Research from census data released last Read more

Subsidy for Catholic marriages misses the cut

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Italy’s new right-wing government has submitted a $35 billion budget plan to the country’s parliament last week, without a controversial proposal from one of the parties that compose the governing majority to subsidise marriages in the Catholic Church. Read more

Catholic church has no moral authority to oppose same-gender marriage

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
same-gender marriage

Louisa Wall, the Labour member of parliament for Manurewa in New Zealand, says the Catholic Church should stay out of the current Australian discussion about same-gender marriage because it lacks moral authority. She told the BuzzFeed political podcast Is It On? she is perplexed by the prominent role of the Catholic Church and its leaders in Read more

Married for 63 years – died a few hours apart

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Kevin and Madeleine Feeney married in Auckland in 1954, built their dream home in Takapuna in 1957, lived there for 60 years, and had a joint send off — their coffins side by side — at St Luke’s Catholic Church in Bayswater, on August 4. Last year they moved from Takapuna into a retirement village Read more

The end of Catholic marriage

Friday, December 9th, 2016

I haven’t written in this space for some time, but now that the election is over some additional interventions seem necessary to capture what’s happening in Roman Catholicism’s remarkable period of controversy. My Sunday column talked a bit about the way in which varying interpretations of “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family, have Read more

A bit like broccoli

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

A friend gave me permission to write this story. She and her husband were in the car, their three young daughters in the back seat. Suddenly, the youngest daughter announced, “Mummy and Daddy had sex three times.” Middle daughter, knowing there had been two miscarriages, corrected little sister. “No! They had sex five times.” Eldest Read more

Chiara Corbella Petrillo: witness to joy in marriage

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Church’s response to the crisis of marriage must surely be to find ways to help all Catholic spouses come to know and experience a deeper conversion to Christ. This means that the Church will need to ask great things of Catholic spouses in order that they become what they already are sacramentally; united with Read more