Marriage Involvement

A reader writes: I am caught in the odd–maybe not uncommon–situation of my Catholic godson getting married in the Church to a non-Catholic, yet, based on reasonable presumption, not living a Catholic life, not attending Mass, not having anything to with the Church practically, etc. and presumably having no intention of doing so in the […]

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A reader writes: My brother, who is a baptized Catholic but has not practiced since he was little (my parents left the Church for a Protestant one at that time and have since returned, though my brother is still Protestant) has married outside of the church in a Protestant ceremony is now in the process […]

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Say you’re a widow with $125,000 to invest. You could stash it in a CD, you could play the stock market, you could add to your portfolio. All of those options are a bit tame and the rate of return may be unsatisfying. What to do? What to do? Hmmm. Maybe you could use it […]

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For a really grim view of the state of marriage in our society, just look at what some husbands and wives consider to be acceptable behavior: You can cheat on me so long as it is within the agreed-upon bounds of cheating on me: "A New York magazine article entitled ‘The New Monogamy‘ [Editor note: […]

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Unless you have a scuba tank. I was going to use this picture as the  basis of a photo caption and make the lead joke about underwater weddings. . . . Until I found out that’s exactly what’s going on here! Well, almost. It’s actually a pair of models doing advertising, but what they’re advertising […]

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A reader writes: My wife and I are lifelong Catholics and have brought our children up in the Church.   My son has just informed us that he is engaged to be married to a Protestant girl he has known for only 3 months.  We have discussed the local Catholic information course and suggested that they […]

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A reader writes: Hi Jimmy I could not find this exact permutation on your blog, although I’m sure it has come up. I hope you can take a moment to help me out. No prob! Let’s work our way through it . . . Sally and Bill, both catholics get married according to form in […]

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If the idea of marriage till death parts you is scary, some couples have come up with an Idea. Vow to stay married for "as long as we both shall love": "Vows like ‘For as long as we continue to love each other,’ ‘For as long as our love shall last’ and ‘Until our time […]

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One of my favorite secular commentators is Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners. Martin often has a wildly hilarious, yet absolutely commonsense take on the details of everyday life. As a Catholic apologist, easily the bulk of the questions I get are on marriage, annulment, and weddings, so this article on planning weddings made […]

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One of my favorite secular commentators is Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners. Martin often has a wildly hilarious, yet absolutely commonsense take on the details of everyday life. As a Catholic apologist, easily the bulk of the questions I get are on marriage, annulment, and weddings, so this article on planning weddings made […]

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