Should the Church Require a Year of Marriage Prep? Catholic Formators Weigh In

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Daniel Ibanez/CNAMichael and Deanna Johnston of Tyler, Texas, hold hands during an interview. Deanna Johnston, the director of family life for the Diocese of Tyler, said she is in favor of a longer marriage preparation, but emphasized that it cannot just be the diocese handing couples a checklist of things to do for 12 months. […]

St. Josemaría Escrivá is the Saint of the Ordinary

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By Hannah Cote Franco OrigliaThe tapestry of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer is displayed on a balcony display overlooking the altar in St. Peter’s Square during his canonization ceremony on Oct. 6, 2002. More than 200,000 faithful attended the ceremony, which was presided over by Pope St. John Paul II. On June 26, we celebrate […]

Why Did Chief Justice Roberts Disagree With Overturning Roe v. Wade?

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Julia Nikhinson/PoolU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is seen prior to President Joe Biden giving his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on March 1 in Washington. In his 12-page opinion in the Dobbs case, John Roberts said that he agreed with upholding Mississippi’s 15-week […]

Pope Francis: Nun in Haiti Gave Her Life ‘Even to Martyrdom’

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National Catholic RegisterPope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square on June 12. He added an expression of closeness to Sister Luisa Dell’Orto’s family and to the Little Sisters of the Gospel of St. Charles de Foucauld. Read More: National Catholic Register

Next World Meeting of Families to Be Held in 2028

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Daniel IbanezCardinal Kevin Farrell celebrates Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25. The cardinal, whose office helps organize the international event, did not say which city will host the 11th edition of the gathering in six years’ time. Read More: National Catholic Register