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Twenty-three years after saying “I do,” Gloria and Dan Sprague were staring at the end of their marriage. “Communication had totally broken down for us so much that we didn’t think it could be restored. We lived in two separate households for 11 months. I filed for divorce. It wasn’t

My husband and I shuffled our kids into the pew Sunday morning and listened to a gospel we had heard dozens of times before: Then Jesus told His disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever

“So what do you think you can do before our next session that would help your relationship?” I stared blankly at our therapist. My husband and I had just spent the last hour revealing pains and sores in our marriage. She had already asked Andrew this question and now turned

As part of marriage preparation, the priest informed us only a marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament. Since my fiancé is not baptized, how will the Church view our marriage? Catholics exult marriage, believing God is its author. Marriage is meant to be a covenant between two baptized

by CNA Staff Rome Newsroom, Jun 13, 2021 / 08:50 am An online Vatican meeting on Amoris Laetitia brought together hundreds of people this week to discuss how to better support sacramental marriages and families in the Catholic Church. Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 1, 2021 / 10:00 am Pope Francis has asked people to pray throughout June for young people preparing for the life-long journey of marriage. “Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful,” Pope Francis said in a video message published June 1. “It

by Kevin J. Jones Austin, Texas, Apr 29, 2021 / 03:01 am America/Denver (CNA). A Texas legislator has again proposed extending the waiting limit on no-fault divorce, a proposal that has drawn support from the Texas Catholic Conference. The state Catholic conference told CNA April 27 that it supports the

It’s wedding season, which means proposals, marriage prep, and wildly “creative” celebrations. Father Casey and Father Patrick react to some of the “best” ones online and offer their own advice.

What if we were to make all our decisions solely based on how we felt in the moment? You may be familiar with the four types of love: eros (love of desire), storge (love of affection), philia (love of friendship), and agape (self-giving love). While each of these forms of

As the great poet Huey Lewis said, “The power of love is a curious thing. It makes one man weep, another man sing; changes a hawk to a little white dove. More than a feeling, it’s the power of love!” Indeed, Huey, love is a powerful thing. Not only can