- Dec 5, 2019
The Third Option Program was founded in the mid-1980s in Syracuse, N.Y., to save troubled marriages by supporting and mentoring Catholic and other couples to help them address their difficulties. It is now an international program.
A Ghanaian archbishop called on Christians to be modest in the celebration of weddings, noting that pressure on young people to have expensive weddings is partly to blame for couples living together without marrying.
National Marriage Week is Feb. 7-14, 2019, in the U.S. Catholic Church. World Marriage Day is celebrated Feb. 10 this year.
To couples seeking marriage, the Church needs both to be welcoming and to present a “clear vision” of the sacrament, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said Thursday at the World Meeting of Families.
Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.
Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.