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Marriage Preparation

Couples Praying Together

Pray Together Can be very simple – a spontaneous word or phrase of praise to God, or a prayer asking for God’s help etc.Read scriptures in Bible together Psalms or favourite passages from the gospels Go to Mass…

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A Sacramental Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage is a lasting commitment of a man and a woman to a lifelong partnership, established for the good of each other and the procreation of their children.The Old Testament states that man was made in the…

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The Dignity of Conscience Fr John Sherrington

The purpose of this article is to examine the meaning of the dignity of conscience and to outline its responsibilities in forming a clear judgement.The Meaning of Conscience“Follow your conscience” is a popular phrase…

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The Christian Context of Marriage (Fr Michael Drumm)

Marriage in the ScripturesFrom the earliest texts of the Bible marriage is endowed with a special status. That God made them male and female means that this distinction at the very heart of creation is divinely willed. As man…

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Getting Married in the Catholic Church Johnny Doherty, CSsR

The decision to get married is one of the most important decisions that a person will ever make. It is not made lightly, and needs a lot of thought and preparation. The kind of marriage that a couple wants is also part of the…

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The Family as the Foundation of Society (address by Cardinal Sean Brady)

Address by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at the Céifin Conference, Ennis, Co ClareThe prospect of a married couple establishing a happy, loving and stable family home in Ireland today has…

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Homily of Bishop Liam MacDaid in Saint Joseph’s Church Monaghan

Homily of Bishop Liam MacDaid in Saint Joseph’s Church, Monaghan - 3 February 2013My dear friends,The Duke of Wellington was considered to be one of the great English soldiers and statesman of the nineteenth century. …

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The Prayer Book

This prayer book by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference can be used by those preparing for marriage and in married life, by family member and families, for personal prayer and prayer…

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Reflection and Prayer - the ACCORD St Brigid’s Marriage Prayer Cross

In Ireland we recall the tradition of the parents of the new bride and groom presenting them with a Saint Brigid’s Cross on the day of the Celebration of their Marriage – from family of origin to the newly married couple –…

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Preparing for Marriage – What kind of Marriage do we want?

When we are fortunate enough to experience the pleasurable reality of meeting somebody special and falling in love, fundamental change takes place within us. We experience hormonal, emotional, cognitive, sensual, psychological,…

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