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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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Long Distance Relationships

What are the main difficulties posed by long distance relationships?The main difficulty is lack of face to face time together to enjoy each other’s company and to be close to and intimate with one another. When couples are…

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A Matter of Trust

When a spouse/partner is unfaithful it may seem like the end of the marriage/relationship is inevitable, but this does not have to be the case.When an affair is discovered or comes to light it is a huge trauma for the spouse/…

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Do we need Counselling

Many couples and individuals are aware they might benefit from counselling long before they attend. It can be a very difficult decision to make to seek counselling. Arranging an appointment for counselling  is actually naming…

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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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