Tag: marriage

Couple reflects on 75 years of faith and family

ORLANDO | Seventy-five years ago, when a gallon of gasoline cost 15 cents, the Glenn Miller Orchestra was topping the charts, and the United States was in the midst of World War II, James and Ethel Doyle said, “I do,” at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Springfield Gardens, New York. Many years later, the couple… Read more »

Mentors help couples prepare for journey of a lifetime

Editor’s note: To illustrate the work of the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life, the Florida Catholic spoke with an engaged couple, and two couples who serve as mentors to couples getting married to reflect on their courtship and marriage preparation, and invited them to share advice for marriage-minded couples planning their journeys of… Read more »

Mass celebrates gifts, goodness of marriage

Venice | The more than 300 couples who attended the first of two Masses celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage within the Diocese took pride in learning that their commitment to marriage is an inspiration for the generations that follow. “That feels really good to hear from the Bishop,” Pam Buxman of St. Cecelia Parish in… Read more »

Marriage is something to be celebrated

Fort Myers | Every year, Feb. 7-14 is celebrated as National Marriage Week. This week provides an opportunity for married couples to “celebrate the gift and blessings of marriage.” Included in the week is World Marriage Day Feb. 11, which honors husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society… Read more »

In-flight nuptials: Pope didn’t glide over church requirements

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis’ decision to convalidate the marriage of two flight attendants in the air sent waves of turbulence through the Catholic blogosphere, where respected canon lawyers and pastors raised serious questions about the pope sending a message that marriage wasn’t so serious. But three days later, the pope gave reporters more of… Read more »

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile | Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. During his flight to Iquique Jan. 18, the pope was approached by LatAm flight steward Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga and asked for a blessing for him… Read more »