Posts Tagged ‘Cohabitation’

Sydney archbishop says modernity has forgotten how to love

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The new Archbishop of Sydney says that the biggest challenge facing the family today is that modernity has forgotten how to love. In an opinion piece on, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher wrote that “modernity struggles with any kind of love that goes beyond feelings”. “People today are less and less willing to commit, for the Read more

Prelate sure Church will refresh ministry to those who fall short

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

An Austrian cardinal says the Church under Pope Francis will find new ways of responding to people who don’t live up to its teachings. Speaking to media at the synod on the family, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said it is clear that the Church must reach out to those whose marriages have failed. No one must Read more

As synod starts, Pope says Church must not retreat into dogma

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Pope Francis has stated that the Church “must not withdraw into dogma” and should recognise that “the world has changed”. In an interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Francis indicated that he wanted clergy to be less judgmental and more understanding of those living outside Catholic norms. He told the newspaper: “The world has changed Read more

Cardinal Nichols fears mercy and doctrine clash looming

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Britain’s most senior Catholic has said that the Church has forgotten the importance of mercy during the past few decades. Ahead of next month’s synod on the family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols told a press conference that he grew up in a “Church that understood itself as a Church of sinners”. “[But] I don’t think it’s Read more

The downside of cohabitation before marriage

Friday, April 20th, 2012

At 32, one of my clients (I’ll call her Jennifer) had a lavish wine-country wedding. By then, Jennifer and her boyfriend had lived together for more than four years. The event was attended by the couple’s friends, families and two dogs. When Jennifer started therapy with me less than a year later, she was looking Read more

Cohabiting more harmful than divorce

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

While studies have long shown the negative effects on children of divorce compared to those from two-parent households, a new study has determined that children born to to cohabiting couples fare even worse than children from divorced families. Despite a drop in the divorce rate, “family instability continues to increase for the nation’s children overall, Read more