• Albanian ban stirs debate: Do weddings belong on Sundays?

    Albanian ban stirs debate: Do weddings belong on Sundays?

    • Aug 6, 2017

    An Albanian archbishop has issued a ban, effective Jan. 1, on celebrating Catholic weddings on Sundays. The measure has stirred debate among the country’s small Catholic population, and also raises the question of whether, if you’re going to hold weddings on Sundays, they belong inside or outside the usual Sunday liturgy.

  • Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

    Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

    • Aug 2, 2017

    A priest shortage led a Canadian bishop to make a request through the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments for permission to have Sister Pierrette Thiffault of the Sisters of Providence perform a wedding ceremony.

  • Pope says tea rather than wine at a wedding just won’t work

    Pope says tea rather than wine at a wedding just won’t work

    • Jun 8, 2016

    “Imagine ending a wedding reception drinking tea! It would be embarrassing,” Pope Francis said Wednesday, as a way to emphasize why Mary was so worried when the wine was running out at the Biblical scene of the wedding in Cana. “Water is needed for life, but wine expresses the abundance of a banquet and the joy of a feast.”

  • Amoris Laetitia, chapter 1 – In the light of the Word

    • Apr 8, 2016

    8. The Bible is full of families, births, love stories and family crises. This is true from its very first page, with the appearance of Adam and Eve’s family with all its burden of violence but also its enduring strength (cf. Gen 4) to its very last page, where we behold