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  Catholic marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A marriage in which one party is misled may be either invalid or illicit, depending on the nature of the fraud.
A marriage which was sufficiently defective as to not meet the required criteria is invalid, and the participants are considered to not have actually married (although their children may still be considered to be legitimate).
An annulment is a declaration that the marriage is deemed to have been invalid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catholic_marriage   (825 words)

 Ritual of Marriage
This was the case in the Sarum rite and it was retained among English Catholics until the middle of the eighteenth century.
The parallel of this marriage ceremony is seen in the pall held over nuns while the consecratory preface is being said at their clothing or profession.
Marriages in the Greek Church take place after the celebration of the Liturgy, and, as in the West, the season of Lent is a forbidden time.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/marriage,ritual_of.html   (3648 words)

 National Association of Catholic Families - Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marriage is usually contracted at a later age and the number of divorces and separations is increasing, even during the first years of married life.
Therefore, both the riches of marriage and the sacrament of marriage, and the decisive importance of the engagement period - which today is often extended for years (with the various kinds of difficulties that this implies) - are reasons which call for the particular solidity of this formation.
Preparation for marriage leads to married life, through the celebration of the sacrament, which is the culmination of the journey of preparation which the spouses have made and the source and origin of their married life.
www.catholic-family.org /documents/Marriage.htm   (9796 words)

 USCCB - (FLWY) - Frequently Asked Questions about Marriage
Marriage preparation offers couples the opportunity to develop a better understanding of Christian marriage; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.
An annulment is a declaration by a tribunal (Catholic church court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union (see question #3).
While a marriage of 20 years provides evidence that a couple had some capacity for a life-long commitment, the duration of their relationship in itself does not prove or negate the existence of the marriage bond.
www.usccb.org /laity/marriage/marriagefaqs.shtml   (1676 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sacrament of Marriage
The first marriage between Adam and Eve in Paradise was a symbol of this union; in fact, merely as a symbol, it surpassed individual Christian marriages, inasmuch as it was an antecedent type, whereas individual Christian marriages are subsequent representations.
The original marriage, and consequently marriage as it was conceived in the original plan of God before sin, was to be the means not merely of the natural propagation of the human race, but also the means by which personal supernatural sanctity should be transmitted to the individual descendents of our first parents.
In place of its former sanctity, marriage retained only the significance of a type feebly representing the sanctity that was thenceforth to be acquired; it foreshadowed the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the close union which God was thereby to form with the human race.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09707a.htm   (7095 words)

 Byzantine Catholic Culture - Marriage
Marriage is the moral, legal and social relationship between one man and one woman created for their mutual comfort, the accommodation of their sexuality, and the procreation of children.
Catholic and Orthodox Christians also regard marriage as a sacramental union of one man and one woman ordained by God for their happiness and salvation and recognize marriage and family as the basic unit of society essential to its common welfare and continuity.
Marriage is instituted by the Creator as a form of life in which a communion of persons is realized involving the use of the sexual faculty.
www.byzantines.net /byzcathculture/marriage.html   (3379 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - Non-Catholic marriage
Canon 1125.1 the catholic party is to declare that he or she is prepared to remove dangers of defecting from the faith, and is to make a sincere promise to do all in his or her power in order that all the children be baptised and brought up in the catholic Church;
Canon 1125.2 the other party is to be informed in good time of these promises to be made by the catholic party, so that it is certain that he or she is truly aware of the promise and of the obligation of the catholic party.
Canon 1128 Local Ordinaries and other pastors of souls are to see to it that the catholic spouse and the children born of a mixed marriage are not without the spiritual help needed to fulfil their obligations; they are also to assist the spouses to foster the unity of conjugal and family life.
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=6706   (685 words)

 Welcome to St. Leonard Parish - Norh End Boston , MA - Roman Catholic - Corner of Hanover and Prince Streets - the ...
Marriage is a Sacrament instituted by Christ to give grace, whereby a man and woman are legally united for life, with the rights and duties for the establishment of families.
All marriage arrangements are the responsibility of the bride and groom.
Catholics believe that the Eucharist is an action of the celebrating community signifying a oneness in faith, life and worship of the community.
www.catholic-church.org /stleonard/sac_marriages.htm   (2659 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Marriage and the Family
Marriage is the committed partnership of two people, a man and a woman, equal in dignity, created in the image and likeness of God.
Marriage binds them to be faithful to each other and to be open to sharing in God's work of creation.
While upholding marriage as the basis for family life and a stable society, the Church compassionately acknowledges those who through bereavement or desertion are suffering and feel a deep sense of loss.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=5828   (804 words)

 Marriage Outside the Church
Given this basis, a Catholic (either baptized as a Catholic or later entering the Catholic Church after having already been baptized in another Christian denomination) is bound to be married in the Catholic Church.
Consequently, whether a Catholic is marrying a Catholic or a baptized non-Catholic Christian, the normal expectation is for the marriage to take place in the Catholic Church.
In all, a sincere, practicing Catholic ought to want to be married in the Catholic Church or ought to obtain the proper permission to be married outside of it.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/marriage/mf0009.html   (778 words)

 Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary : Catholic Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many a marriage that flourished so vibrantly and showed such promise withered as quickly as the wheat which sprang up in the rocky ground and could not stand the ordinary heat of summer.
Other marriages seem outwardly sound, but inwardly degenerate into selfishness and lust as the married partners defile each other and the married state itself by violating their nature and their unitive purpose.
Since attaining salvation is no small accomplishment, and since the marriage relationship can easily become an obstacle on the path to salvation, each intended spouse ought to enter the married state with a firm commitment to be a help, not a hindrance to the married partner.
www.catholicism.org /catholic-marriage.html   (1940 words)

 GETTING READY FOR "I DO" (This Rock: April 1998)
It is done as part of a properly planned marriage preparation course where several engaged couples are brought together in addition to having their own sessions with a priest.
The aim is to show that lifelong Catholic marriage, begun at the altar and centered on a Catholic understanding of the sacrament, is both achievable and beautiful, the source of uncountable blessings and an enormous amount of human happiness.
I spoke about marriage as the basis of society: A happy childhood in a family with two parents married to one another is the best preparation.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1998/9804fea2.asp   (2378 words)

 Minn. bishops launch marriage initiative - Catholic Online
PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Minnesota's seven Catholic bishops have launched a postcard campaign, urging Catholics to write their legislators in support of a November ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to define civil marriage as between one man and one woman.
The authentic meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman must be "preserved, protected and promoted in both private and public realms," they said.
In a column in the Jan. 5 issue of The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocesan newspaper, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn urged Catholics of the archdiocese to join in the campaign.
www.catholic.org /national/national_story.php?id=18413   (1142 words)

 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - Non-catholic Marriage
Since a Marriage between a Catholic and an unbaptized person is NOT a Sacrament the Bishop if asked and advised by the Catholic persons pastor, may also allow the Marriage to take place in another place.
It is living in sin because the Catholic Church requires that all Catholics Marry according to Catholic Canon Law.
Ignoring the Marriage Laws of the Church is ignoring the authority which Christ gave the Church.
www.catholic-forum.com /forums/showthread.php?mode=hybrid&t=2148   (308 words)

 Catholic Update - Sacrament of Marriage by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., Th.D.
Catholic Update - Sacrament of Marriage by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., Th.D. Each issue carries an imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
A person who has not journeyed sufficiently on the road to maturity and generosity is not capable of a true marriage, even though he or she may be quite capable of sharing an apartment or conceiving a child.
Marriage is a covenant "by which a man and woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1601).
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/CU/ac0596.asp   (2686 words)

 Catholic Community NET - Simple Catechism - The Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Catholic, in the presence of the non-Catholic Christian, promises to practise his or her faith and to bring up their children in the Catholic faith.
A Catholic can marry a non-Catholic who is not a Christian but special permission from the Bishop is required because the grace of the Sacrament cannot be given or received by someone who is not baptised.
Marriage is of great value to the Church because it raises up Christian families, which are ‘domestic churches’, in which children are taught the Faith and are prepared for life in the Church and in the world.
www.catholic.org.uk /library/catechism/matrimony.shtml   (518 words)

 Tribunal of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The principal responsibility is investigation and decision concerning declaration of invalidity of marriage and dissolution of the marital bond.
A Church Decree of Invalidity is a declaration from the Catholic Church that a particular union, presumably begun in good faith and thought by all to be a marriage, was in fact an invalid union.
Whenever Catholics or non Catholics have been previously married, this must be done to establish whether they may enter a new marriage in the Catholic Church.
home.catholicweb.com /TribunalDioceseofLansing/index.cfm   (464 words)

 WeddingGuideUK.com - Roman Catholic Weddings
The main difference between the Protestant and Catholic beliefs is that Protestants believe that Holy Communion (Eucharist) is a remembrance of Christ's last supper, whereas the Catholic Church believe that the consecrated bread and wine actually becomes the body and blood of Christ (transubstantiation).
If you are both Roman Catholic, the publication of banns goes ahead as normal but they do not form part of the legal preliminaries.
If both of you are Catholic, the procedure is simpler, and a few forms are filled out to say that both of you are legally and spiritually able to marry, that you freely intend to marry and that you agree with the Church's view of marriage.
www.weddingguide.co.uk /articles/ceremonies/catholic.asp   (2013 words)

 Catholic Australia - Marriage
The annulment process aims to examine a marriage to determine whether or not - at the time of the marriage - the marriage was valid.
Not all marriages that are examined in the tribunal are declared null.
The church does not make a valid marriage null, it merely passes judgement on whether or not at the time of the marriage, the couple actually gave their consent to marriage and did so in accordance with the laws of the church.
www.catholicaustralia.com.au /page.php?pg=milestones-marriage9   (975 words)

 Meaningful marriage reminders - Catholic Online
But the most important thing to do when weaving a marriage and family is to keep the knot tied.
A marriage and a home should be a place of comfortable individual expression.
Peggy Weber a wife and mother of three, is a columnist for the Catholic Observer, the official publication of the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., and the recipient of two national Catholic Press Association Awards.
www.catholic.org /hf/marriage/story.php?id=19625   (922 words)

 Interfaith Marriage Conference
Inter-faith marriage will be the focus of a seminar next week jointly hosted by the Committee for Other Faiths, Marriage Care and the Marriage and Family Life Office of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
It is aimed at diocesan co-ordinators of family ministry, diocesan inter-faith advisors and members of Marriage Care centres around the country.
The purpose of the seminar is to establish greater clarity about issues raised by inter-faith marriages, for the couple, their children and their respective families.
www.catholic-ew.org.uk /cn/06/060131.htm   (422 words)

 Catholic Pages Directory: » Catholic Life » MARRIAGE
Marriage: the mystery of faithful love First published in 1929 in Germany, Dietrich von Hildebrand's Marriage was the earliest orthodox presentation of the personalistic approach to matrimony which would find its way into Vatican II's Guadium et spes, Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae vitae and the teaching of Pope John Paul II.
Catholic Manhood: Like a Good Pizza A brief sketch by Bill Dodds of what it means to be a Catholic man--son, husband, father, worker.
Cohabitation and Marriage in the Church by Archbishop Michael J Sheehan of Santa Fe.
www.catholic-pages.com /dir/marriage.asp   (1272 words)

 The Catholic Faith: Marriage
Read about the support of marriage and the family in Cherishing Life.
Diocesan co-ordinators of marriage and family life ministry.
Click here for press releases on marriage and family life.
www.catholic-ew.org.uk /faith/living/marriage.htm   (133 words)

 Marriage Instruction for a Catholic Marriage
When you administer to each other the holy Sacrament of Matrimony, that is, give and accept each other in marriage, before the priest, a fountain of grace springs forth at the throne of the Most Blessed Trinity to flow over your married life.
Marriage is for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health.
It seems almost superfluous to add that it is a grave duty of parents to send their children to Catholic schools and, if this cannot be done, to provide for their religious instruction.
www.truecatholic.org /marriageinstruction.htm   (3191 words)

 Marriage - Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony - Wedding
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person.
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., Th.D. "The Sacrament of Marriage"
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www.americancatholic.org /Features/Sacraments/Marriage.asp   (138 words)

 Catholic Australia - Marriage
But to surrender oneself to the intimacy and the constant day-to-day demands of married life is perhaps one of the greatest opportunities for fulfilment and growth that a person can face.
Is it any wonder, then, that over the centuries of Christian reflection, the Church has come to see marriage as a sign of the unconditional love Christ has for us, and a sign of the unity in which we as Christians are called to live?
The Sacrament of Marriage." Published by Catholic Enquiry Centre.
www.catholicaustralia.com.au /page.php?pg=milestones-marriage   (106 words)

 For gay Catholic, marriage video shown at Mass was 'vile' - The Boston Globe
To the devout Catholic, it seemed sacrilegious: a video shown at the end of Mass that he felt ridiculed his rights and disparaged the lives of countless other Americans.
So when the eight-minute antigay marriage video ended yesterday at the St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton, Chuck Colbert stood up and told the congregation: "I'm a gay Catholic man, I'm engaged to be married, and I will be married on May 20 in Cambridge.
On the day before state lawmakers were scheduled to continue considering a proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would outlaw same-sex marriage, some parishioners spoke out against him, and ushers asked him to leave.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/03/29/for_gay_catholic_marriage_video_shown_at_mass_was_vile   (408 words)

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