May 20, 2020
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At Weddings, There Are So Many Images

As we gather this evening, so many images surround us. In our midst are a beautiful bride and handsome groom surrounded by their parents, family, and friends. Alone, these images seem sufficient. And yet, there are more. In the celebration of...

Holiness, Happiness, And The Marital Covenant

Holiness, Happiness, And The Marital Covenant

A newly-engaged couple, Stuart and Jill, were picking out the bride’s engagement ring. Jill had always imagined this would be a magical, romantic moment—but the reality was somewhat less enchanting than she had anticipated. Both were very busy with...

How To Be Married

There is a vast industry today devoted to telling people how to get married. And no, for the cynics, I do not mean the Catholic Church. We all know that bridal magazines run the size of Bible concordances, and there are entire television channels...

So This Is Marriage?

So This Is Marriage?

Recently, a friend stumbled upon the following Facebook question and thread. “Some say marriage is the best. Some say it isn’t worth it. I’ve lived in four different homes in three different states with my soul mate. And we share a...

The State Of The Union

The State Of The Union

If you are confused about the state of the living arrangements for adults in this country, you are not alone.  It is sort of a free for all at best. John and Mary move in together.  Being consenting adults, they do not want to get married but seem...

The Possibility Of Marriage

The Possibility Of Marriage

The Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time deals with the subject of marriage and divorce. I have been married for 51 years, so I do feel qualified to speak on the subject of marriage. But I do not consider myself qualified to speak for the...

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older, then we wouldn’t have to wait so long? And wouldn’t it be nice to live together, in the kind of world where we belong? You know it’s gonna make it that much better, when we can say goodnight and stay together...

The Secular Side Of Contraception

Recently while browsing the internet, I came across an article by W. Bradford Wilcox, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.  Entitled “The Fact of Life and Marriage: Social Science & the Vindication of Christian...