Relationships

Marriage isn’t for you – it’s for the other person

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Marriage isn’t for you – it’s for the other person

Thought-provoking thoughts about marriage and love from Seth Adam Smith: Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making […]

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Communion for the remarried: clarification and speculation from Archbishop Gerhard Müller at the CDF

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Communion for the remarried: clarification and speculation from Archbishop Gerhard Müller at the CDF

An important statement by the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation, the CDF, has reaffirmed existing church teaching on not admitting to the Eucharist Catholics who have remarried without first annulling their marriage. But in […]

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The search for genuine friendship and love in today’s youth culture: Pure in Heart

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The search for genuine friendship and love in today’s youth culture: Pure in Heart

Pure in Heart is a group of 18-35 year olds who seek to live out the Catholic Church’s teaching on chastity by means of prayer, friendship, study and mission. Pure in Heart started in Ireland following […]

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To love someone is to set them free

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To love someone is to set them free

There are many times when we discover ourselves in another’s gaze. It happens when we come across someone who seems to know us better than we know ourselves. Someone who thinks we can achieve something, […]

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The downside of living together before you get married

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The downside of living together before you get married

It seems so obvious: you love someone, marriage is a possibility, you are not 100% sure or 100% ready, so you move in together to test the water and test each other. It will help […]

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Friendship and marriage

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Friendship and marriage

Two friends got married recently. For the first reading, they chose this passage about friendship from Ecclesiasticus (6:14-17): Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond […]

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Social networking aside, how many close friends do you have?

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Social networking aside, how many close friends do you have?

Another article about the nature of friendship, this time by Zoe Williams. She looks at a study from twenty-five years ago by Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) that defined friends as close confidantes, […]

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