Not many know that marriage was one of the last sacraments to be included, says Richard Leonard SJ in his book, Hatch Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments. He talks about why it is so important and that it’s wonderful to have a sacrament to celebrate and promote the healthy sexuality of marriage. He […]
From his album, The Family Collection, here is the Wedding Song, marking the beginning of an important journey.
The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]
St Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the Church’s most popular saints. Recently her parents, Zélie Guerin and Louis Martin, became the first couple to be canonised together. Their life story demonstrates how holiness can be achieved in marriage. They were a couple who knew heartache: four of their nine children died as infants. They also […]
Pope Francis has authorised the most far-reaching reform of the Church’s marriage annulment process in three centuries. The Pope has not changed the criteria under which the Church grants annulments, but has streamlined the process to make it faster, easier and less expensive. Francis’ reforms remove the need for all judgments to be reviewed automatically, getting rid […]
The extra stress of the Christmas Season is unfortunatley one of the times when incidence and severity of domestic violence increases. However, under pressure with trying to hold it all together for their families, women often don’t look for help until the New Year. Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid talked about the aftermath of […]
Fr. Pat Rogers has recently produced a new app called Irish wedding planner. It can be downloaded for free and used to organise your wedding. It includes civil and church weddings and looks at all the different documents needed in order to get married. Conor Deane spoke with Fr. Pat and asked him what it […]
It began in 1938. Four young married couples, rich in their new found love and convinced christians, wanted to live their love in the light of their Christian faith. They asked Fr. Caffarel to guide their search. “Let us journey together”, he replied. The very first meeting took place in Paris on the 25th of […]