Tag: marriage

Engaged Encounter Part II: Three to Get Married?

The first Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) weekend was given in Detroit in 1974 with the aide of the Marriage Encounter Resource Community. In 1975 CEE became a self-sustaining National Ministry. CEE has had astonishing growth throughout our country and also throughout the world. CEE is now taking place in more than 30 countries around the …

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Engaged Encounter Part I: House of God?

From the 10th through the 12th, my fiance and I participated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh‘s Catholic Engaged Encounter. We weren’t able to take the night classes downtown, so the retreat was our only option for satisfying the diocese requirements. I’d heard a range of appraisals of the experience, from "Eh – nothing special" to …

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Catholic Divorce

Annulment is far too easy in most major nations. That strikes me as just a pernicious a scandal to the Church as priestly misconduct. In fact, it may be worse. It’s subtler and more insidious. It has become Catholic DivorceTM and misrepresents the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to the world. What ever happened to "till …

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Sadly, this isn’t the most offensive use of a religious item I’ve seen.

That Bwessed Awwangement

One of the groomsmen at Jerry’s Wedding, Way Jeng, wrote a hilarious account of some of his Pittsburgh experiences this weekend. His blog has other interesting reads as well. On a more serious note, here are some research survey results. Born Again Adults Less Likely to Co-Habit, Just as Likely to Divorce Family Background Affects …

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