Pope Marries Cohabiting Couples? No News Here, Folks!

Newly married couples watch as Pope Francis leads general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

All week, I've been reading that Pope Francis plans to marry 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica this weekend--and that some of them are cohabiting (oh my!)--and some even (horrors!) have children.Good gracious! There is an undercurrent of insinuation, that once again Francis is breaking the rules of the Church, striking a new chord, changing the "business as usual" approach of his predecessors Benedict XVI and John Paul II.Here, just look at the breathless expectancy in this lede from t … [Read more...]

How Would You Like to Be Married by Pope Francis?

At Wednesday's General Audience, a newly married couple walks past the Swiss Guards to receive the traditional papal blessing.

The Vatican has announced that next month, Pope Francis will officiate at his first wedding ceremony since his election to the papacy.On September 14, Pope Francis will marry not just one, but 20 engaged couples from the Diocese of Rome.  The nuptial Mass will take place in St. Peter's Basilica, just a few weeks before the start of the extraordinary synod of bishops on the family.According to the Catholic Herald, this will be the first time since 2000 that a pope has officiated at a … [Read more...]

That Woman Who Married a Mannequin–Well, At Least They Won’t Fight!

Mannequin husband

Perhaps you've seen Suzanne Heintz, creator of The Playing House Project.  Here, see how happy she is as she celebrates the renewal of her wedding vows?  They've been together for fourteen years, through good times and bad, in all kinds of weather.You see, her husband is mellow, even stoic.  This handsome dude will never cheat on her, never spend the grocery money on a night of gambling with old college buddies, never squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.  He'll never complain if she … [Read more...]


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