Marriage is a vocation which fosters the good of the spouses and naturally leads to the procreation and education of children. The couple must also freely and knowingly choose to enter marriage as the Church understands marriage.This is A number of intentions must be made by the couple at the time of marriage in order for consent to be valid, that is, in order to establish the unbreakable bond between husband and wife that is a sacramental marriage.In just over a week, on the 14th November, we will celebrate the feast of Saint Valentine. It is believed that Saint Valentine was a Roman martyr, put to death in 269AD for refusing to renounce his Catholic Faith.It is said that while awaiting execution, Saint Valentine healed the sight of his jailer’s daughter.In 313, the struggles of the Early Church were lessened by the legalisation of Christianity by the Emperor Constantine I.
Teach us to love unselfishly and to find great joy in giving.Your comment was successfully submitted and will be published in accordance with site policy.If you would like to be notified when your comment is published, please fill in your email address in the form below.Too many myths and misunderstandings are being perpetuated in this area of our faith. which ) has two dimensions: it’s an intimate, personal act between you and the Person and Christ and is also a public act of being in communion with the rest of his Body. The outward act of receiving the Eucharist is a visible, public sign of the invisible union of your mind, will, and heart with Christ and his Church and all that she proposes for your belief.Rather than offer a quick “cheat sheet” on who and who can’t receive Holy Communion, it’s important (and responsible) to understand the beauty of Church teachings . Even though you may not fully understand and perhaps not yet agree with some of her teachings, you choose to submit to her authority and accept her teachings as true.The fourth crusade, and the sacking of Constantinople by renegade crusaders proved the final breach.