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December 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

December 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 35. HOLY MATRIMONY: PART 4: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION 1 – MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/28/20

 In the initial column on the sacrament of matrimony concerning the origins and history of the sacrament, Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:4-9 on the nature of marriage in the beginning were emphasized as expressing how marriage is a sacrament wherein God Himself joins a man and woman together.  To ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY MATRIMONY PART 3: MINISTER AND RECIPIENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/21/20

In the last installment, a general overview of the ritual for celebrating matrimony was given that expressed how the words of consent or what are commonly called “marriage vows” are the primary element of the wedding ceremony.  In this installment, we take a deeper look at how the words ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY MATRIMONY: PART 2: THE RITE AND EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/14/20

 By definition as a sacrament, Holy Matrimony consists primarily of God’s own act of joining a man and a woman together in a life-long covenant – for “what God has joined together, no human being must separate” (Matthew 19:6).  In this installment, we will consider the ritual for matrimony ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 35. HOLY MATRIMONY PART 1: ORIGINS AND HISTORY

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/07/20

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1601 gives us this description of marriage: “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and ... Read More »

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