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Swiss Bishop offers 9 marriage sanctity rules based on Pope’s Amoris Laetitia

The Holiness of the Marriage Bond – A word on the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (Chur, Switzerland) Dear brothers in the priestly ministry, In the discussion around the post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, the eighth chapter centers on the question of divorced-and-civilly-remarried persons. For this reason I give, in my responsibility as bishop, some […]

Pope Francis: Marriage and the family are in crisis

(Vatican Radio) On Monday, Pope Francis addressed a Colloquium being held on the theme “The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage.” The Holy Father began his address by dwelling on the word “complementarity”: “a precious word, with multiple meanings.” Although complementarity can refer “situations where one of two things adds to, completes, or fulfills […]

Justice and Mercy in Church Marriage Law

  In the run up to the October Synod of Bishops on marriage and the family, experts in Church marriage law came together in Rome this week to discuss the theme ‘Pastoral Marriage: Justice and Mercy, Antidotes Against ‘Laxism’ and ‘Rigorism’”. The study day at the University of the Holy Cross on May 22 aimed […]

Why We Should Stop Making Arguments for Traditional Marriage

Another judge, this one in Arkansas, has struck down a state law banning same-sex marriage on the ground that the ban has no “rational” basis. In other words, the defenders of the law were not able to prove that the discrimination (against gays and lesbians) involved in the law served a useful social purpose. It is a […]
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