'marriage' tagged posts

Two become one

We are not made to be one. Human beings need and complete each other. Friendship and community satisfy that longing with bonds of common interest and love. Marriage is a uniquely intimate form of friendship that calls a man and woman to love each other in the manner of God’s covenant. Marriage is a Sacrament.…

Q+A: Please address if (2) Catholics marry before a woman judge, there is no marriage – they live common-law and cannot receive the sacraments until their marriage is blessed.

A. This question follows the same lines as the ones I answered on marriage and annulments. A marriage between two baptized persons is by its very nature a sacrament, and, for Catholics, must be celebrated in the Church. Therefore, a wedding outside of the Church between two Catholics or even with just one Catholic party…

Q+A: Why can’t priests marry?

A. I have left the wording of this question as it is because this is how it is most commonly asked, however, the reality is not a prohibition from marriage but a choice of something else. The Roman Catholic Church chose to choose her priests from among men called to celibacy, that is, the single…