The Fine Print

It’s important to read the fine print before you sign on a dotted line and marriage in the Catholic Church is no different. Matrimony is more than just getting married in a church; in order to make a free and informed commitment on your wedding day, there are specific obligations of which you should be aware. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY…

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The Message of Intercourse

When a couple wants to give themselves completely to one another, nakedness communicates that kind of extraordinary generosity and openness. It says: “I give you my whole self and I accept you in full knowledge of who you are” Once you are ready to say: “I love you permanently and totally”, it is natural to…

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Marriage or Matrimony?

People call a lot of relationships ‘marriage’. Everything from cohabitation (common law marriage) to civil contracts (secular marriage) to the Judeo-Christian concept of covenant. In a Christian marriage there is a desire for the marriage to be open to the Lord and a willingness to look to scripture and the Church community for direction. If…

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Singing Priest Rocks Wedding

Irish priest Rev. Ray Kelly has ignited a social media storm (6 million + views at time of writing) with his surprise cover at a wedding earlier this month. Set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Fr Kelly stunned the bride and groom as well as guests when he performed the customised lyrics towards the end of…

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OTT Proposals

Seems it is no longer enough to have an OTT (Over The Top) wedding… now the proposal has to be an extravaganza too. Maybe this trend is the counter balance to the wedding inflation as part of the bride’s self-expression (we know what you’re thinking… we don’t agree either – the wedding is not just…

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Faithful

“I (name) take you, (name), to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” We hear these vows in movies and at weddings so often, that many of us…

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Marriage Isn’t For You

An insightful piece we thought to share on marriage, by Seth Adam Smith. Read the full article here. Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we…

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The Language of Love

The Language of Love

A sacrament makes visible in a human way something that is invisible or spiritual. In other words, a sacrament images and reveals the mystery of God. Every sacrament has two key aspects which make the sacrament visible: words and gesture. In marriage, the sacramental words are the wedding vows, in effect “I freely give myself…

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