Office for Marriage and Family Life
by John Stegeman Genesis, the book of the Bible, is a story of beginnings. Taking its cue from there, GENESIS, a one-day retreat for engaged couples, hopes to get Catholic marriages off to a healthy and holy start. GENESIS is a marriage preparation retreat unique to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Question of Faith: May a Catholic be “ordained” to officiate at a wedding outside the Catholic Church?
In the age of the internet, it is possible to be “ordained” a minister in a matter of minutes. The virtual churches that offer online ordinations do not require any education or training. They style themselves as “multi-denominational” or “nondenominational,” and do not ask for assent to a specific Creed
March 6: Ash Wednesday Invitation to prayer: Come, Holy Spirit. Guide me into and through this holy season of Lent. Reflection: As we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season, we hear the Lord’s invitation: “Return to me with your whole heart.” God is inviting us deeper
Beginning Experience, a peer ministry for people who have lost a spouse through divorce, death or separation, will hold its fall weekend retreat March 9-11 2018 at Bergamo Center, 4550 Shakertown Road, Dayton, OH. It’s a healing weekend, addressing such topics such as grief, anger, trust, forgiveness, and closure. Rooted
This January during his annual address to the Roman Rota, Pope Francis called on the Church to adopt a catechumenate model for marriage preparation, “I must repeat the need for a ‘new catechumenate’ in preparation for marriage … it is urgent to implement practically what was proposed in Familiaris Consortio,”