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Mercy, love can heal wounded marriages, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said. “A love...

Why not our weddings? Twin sisters share the sacraments

MUNJOR, Kan. -- Growing up in Munjor, and later Hays, fraternal twins Amber and Brianna Wooldridge were used to celebrating milestones together. From their baptism...

Archbishop says priests have proper role in marriage preparation

WASHINGTON -- Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official's assertions that priests "have no credibility" in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United...

Engaged couples, pray together

By Shemaiah Gonzalez, freelance writer. Her website is www.shemaiahgonzalez.com. As engaged couples prepare themselves for marriage, they look for advice for a rich and loving...

Your engagement: Go for grace, not perfection

For Catholic couples, the engagement period is about much more than the myriad details of planning a wedding. Beyond the guest list, dress and...

An unusual piece of engagement advice

By Amber Lapp, a research fellow at the Institute for Family Studies She sat in the passenger seat, pinning up her permed hair, fussing in...

Living Our Faith — Engagement: Preparing for marriage

Engaged couples should discuss and begin to form the habits and virtues they hope to carry into married life. Focusing on spiritual preparation during engagement can...

ForYourMarriage.org now mobile-responsive in time for National Marriage Week

WASHINGTON -- On the first day of National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the launch of a new...

Canadian couple works to improve marriages with ‘tuneups’

  SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Phil and Mary Wrubleski are eager to bring practical marriage enrichment opportunities to couples in the Diocese of Saskatoon. The couple, who...

Harrisburg conference asks faith communities to ‘reimagine’ families

  Catholic News Service   HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a society where many consider marriage vows to be contrary to human freedom, the “self-aholic” lifestyle leads to...

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