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Each Couple is like a Garden: A Biblical Perspective

Each Couple is like a Garden: A Biblical Perspective

by: Jean-Pierre Sonnet, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Married,

The Bible begins with the garden planted by God in Eden (cf. Gen 2:8). It ends with the evocation of a garden-city, the heavenly Jerusalem: “In the middle of the city square and on either side of the river, there is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations” (Rev 22:2).

Catholics increase in South Korea but marriages decline

Catholics increase in South Korea but marriages decline

by: UCA News reporter, Seoul in Married,

 The number of Catholics in South Korea has increased by close to 50 percent in the past 20 years, but interest in Sunday Masses and church marriages has decreased, according to a newly released report. Catholics increased from 3.9 million in 1999 to 5.8 million in 2018, recording growth of 49 percent, statistics released by the Catholic Pastoral Institute of Korea show.

Lessons Learnt from Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love, of Pope Francis

Lessons Learnt from Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love, of Pope Francis

by: Fr. Joseph Santiago CMF in Married,

 Amoris laetitia is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis. It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 and 2015. Amoris Laetitia (The JOY of LOVE) will be a valuable guide for all those engaged in ministry to those discerning and preparing for marriage and to married couples and families at all stages. 

Minnesota layman embraces Pope Francis

Minnesota layman embraces Pope Francis

by: Thomas C. Fox is NCR publisher in Married,

Following the audience, Frey had a difficult time putting his thoughts and feelings into words. He said he was still struggling to get a measure of the meaning of what had just happened and how it fits into his life. At one point, he said that the audience, the greeting, the hug had validated his faith as he had not expected.

The embrace of otherness

The embrace of otherness

by: Werner G. Jeanrond-The Tablet in Married,
Theologians and bishops gathered in Rome last week to reflect on the thorny issues  of love and sexuality ahead of this year’s major meeting  on marriage and relationship. In the current climate of polarisation in both the Church and society, any attempt to differentiate approaches to the pressing questions of our time risks being denounced by one side or another. 
Saint Joseph: a love story

Saint Joseph: a love story

by: Enrique Martinez, CMF in Married,

The true story of Joseph of Nazareth begins with love. He falls in love with a wonderful, the prettiest girl in town and its surroundings -the most beautiful in the world, we would say-. What to do for her to fall in love for him? That she will look to his eyes sometimes? 

4 Reasons I Love my Wife, even after St Valentine

4 Reasons I Love my Wife, even after St Valentine

by: Jared Zimmerer in Married,

I must admit that my wife and I have had our ups and downs over the past seven and a half years. Whether financial, spiritual or simply the difficulty of having four children within six years, we haven’t necessarily found some magic formula that helps us push through. 

Ministries to divorced, remarried strive to echo pope's call for mercy

Ministries to divorced, remarried strive to echo pope's call for mercy

by: Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News Service in Married,

Divorce is never easy. From the realization that love has failed to feelings of shame and a tendency to assess blame, divorce poses an untidy conundrum for families even when a couple settles on an amicable legal separation. In the eyes of the church, a divorced couple remains married until a decree of nullity is issued, if a couple chooses to go that route.

Celebrating 80 years of marriage

Celebrating 80 years of marriage

by: BBC Reporters in Married,

Maurice and Helen Kaye celebrate 80 years of marriage. The pair say the secret of married life is kindness, love and tolerance. A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two have celebrated 80 years of marriage.

Following the Lead of the Pope of the Family

Following the Lead of the Pope of the Family

by: Fr. Roger Landry - The Anchor in Married,

At the end of his homily during the Canonization Mass for Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis said something that I hope will prove highly significant over the course of the next couple of years and far beyond.

How Churches Can Help Cut the Divorce Rate of Any City

How Churches Can Help Cut the Divorce Rate of Any City

by: Mike McManus - Onfaith in Married,

 Five steps local churches can take to save marriages and prevent divorce.  In Metro Washington where I live, there were 15,800 divorces compared to only 24,600 marriages, for a divorce rate of nearly two-thirds. Does marriage matter? Isn’t it a private issue concerning two people? No. I’d argue that every divorce is the destruction of a small civilization.

Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

by: Michael Brendan - Bussines Insider in Married,

Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all of the greatest empires known to man. It has establishments literally all over the world.

Scotland Signing up to save marriage

Scotland Signing up to save marriage

by: Scotish Catholic Observer in Married,

SENIOR Scottish politicians from all the main political parties this week joined the campaign to save traditional marriage, as the 50,000th supporter signed up to the Scotland for Marriage campaign.

Do more on marriage, chief rabbi tells ministers

Do more on marriage, chief rabbi tells ministers

by: BBC in Married,

Ministers must do more to encourage marriage and support stay-at-home mothers, the UK's chief rabbi has said. Lord Sacks, who is about to step down from his post after 22 years, told the Times the government "should certainly recognise marriage in the tax system".