Posts Tagged ‘Marriage preparation’

Couples must wait a year for church wedding

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Couples must wait at least a year – up from six months – to celebrate their nuptials if they want a church wedding in Singapore. Singapore’s archdiocese says Archbishop William Goh Seng Chye changed the policy for booking churches for weddings after discussions with the archdiocese’s priests. The new policy aims to ensure couples take Read more

Normal marriage does not exist Cardinal tells WMoF

Monday, August 27th, 2018
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There is no such thing as a normal marriage Cardinal Vincent Nichols told the World Meeting of Families in a keynote address. “Everyone is different” and all married couples will go through periods of difficulty. Fragility and brokenness are part of that. Couples and families often need resources and support, Nichols said, although they should Read more

Priests have no credibility in marriage preparation

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Priests are not the best people to train others for marriage, according to the head of the Vatican’s office for the family. “They have no credibility; they have never lived the experience; they may know moral theology, dogmatic theology in theory, but to go from there to putting it into practice every day … they Read more

Cardinal says priests lack experience to prepare couples for marriage

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Priests lack the necessary experience to offer marriage preparation programmes for engaged couples, says Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Farrell is the head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Read more Related Posts:Vatican same-sex blessing ban draws support and criticismChurch cannot refuse blessing for gay couplesCatholic Church faces biggest walkout since child…Top African cardinal Read more

Is this the future of marriage prep in the Church?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Father Michael Delcambre looked at his congregation on Sunday and realised he had what other pastors might call an unusual sight. He counted 10 newly married couples sitting right there in the pews, and they were regulars. “I wondered if these couples would be coming to Mass if we had not really gone out of Read more

CDF prefect says family synod faces challenges

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Church’s doctrinal chief says the synod on the family faces a challenge in helping people in difficult situations while staying true to Jesus’ teaching. In a recent interview, Cardinal Gerhard Muller said the synod in October will need to deal with “the challenge of finding pastoral solutions to ensure a stronger integration of people Read more

Marriage guidance could save Britain billions

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

A British government-backed study calculates that every British Pound spent on marriage preparation courses could save the taxpayer up to £11.50. The report follows on estimates that broken relationships cost Britain between £20 – £44 billion annually and emphasises that when the social cost of separation is taken into account successful relationship initiatives could pay for themselves Read more