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Marriage Prep Helps; Pope Francis Says More Thorough Prep is Needed

Pope Francis has repeatedly called for the Church to offer longer and more in-depth forms of marriage preparation … “To enter the Sacrament of Marriage, the engaged couple must mature the certainty that within their bond is the hand of Read more

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Pope Francis Addresses Homosexuality in New Book on Clergy

Editor’s Note: This is a unique news story for the Marriage Reality Movement to publish, because our approach to marriage has nothing to do with homosexuality. But there are some things from the Holy Father’s interveiw that we can learn Read more

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Polish Priest, Martyr and Hero: Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko Remembered

Editor’s Note: Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko is a role model for the Marriage Reality Movement, providing an example of how to topple tyranny. As George Weigel wrote: 

MRM members must live as if they are free by not repeating the lies Read more

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Why Catholics are Leaving the Faith by Age 10

And what parents can do about it

By Matt Hadro

MRM Editor’s Note: CARA reports that about 23 percent of Americans identify as Catholics, but a Pew Research Survey indicates only 16 percent of millennials identify as such. Children no Read more

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What Does It Take to Renew Marriage? This Archdiocese Plans to Find Out

PHILADELPHIA (CNA/EWTN News) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced a new initiative on marriage and family life: a three-year course which will be offered to both the clergy and lay people throughout its parishes.

“There is a … Read more

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Why Catholics Uncomfortable with ‘Amoris’ Aren’t ‘Dissenters’

By Hilary Towers

There is a marriage metaphor used throughout the Bible to convey the truth and depth of God’s devotion to His people — His willingness to remain faithful in the face of our infidelity. First, God the Father, … Read more

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Marriage Prep Should Be Time of Evangelization, Catechesis, Pope Tells Roman Rota

ROME (Catholic World News) — Pope Francis spoke about the relationship between fides (faith) and foedus (covenant) in his annual address to the Roman Rota on the occasion of the beginning of the judicial year.

Speaking in the … Read more

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Christian Hope and False Idols

Editor’s Note: A good way to think of hope is as an expectation.  This is from Pope Francis’ continuing catechesis on Christian hope in January 2017.


Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning!

In the month of December and in the … Read more

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About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics

MRM Editor’s Note: Catholics United, described by Archbishop Chaput was one of the Podesta/Clinton created group that was funded by gay rights activist, Tim Gill to help subvert Catholic teaching on marriage. They have advocated redefining marriage and have attacked Read more

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MRM Advisor Appointed Theological Consultant to Orange County Bishop’s Office

By Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

GARDEN GROVE, CALIF. — The Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, has appointed Pia de Solenni, SThD, to serve as the first Theological Consultant to the Office of the Bishop. She is also … Read more

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How Bishop Corrected Error of Sen.Tim Kaine on Marriage

By Bill May

Last Saturday, Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine told a Human Rights Campaign audience that he thought the Catholic Church would eventually change its position on marriage and support redefining its essential qualifications to recognize marriages between … Read more

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Cardinals Address Amoris Laetitia; CDF Prefect Says Church’s Teaching has not Changed

MRM Analysis: We are grateful to our friends at Catholic World News for this thoughful summary of comments on Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. They provide a very valuable service for coverage and analysis of Church news.

Cardinal Gerhard … Read more

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Married and Consecrated People in the Church

Fourth in a series

The reality of marriage, presented in a homily to Pope Francis and his associates during Lent 2016, by the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap.

Even though we consecrated religious do not … Read more

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What the Biblical Teaching Says to Us Today

Second in a series

The reality of marriage presented in a homily to Pope Francis and his associates during Lent 2016, by the Preacher of the Pontifical Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap.

This, in brief, is the doctrine of … Read more

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Know the Difference Between Sin and Sinner, Pope Francis Says

Editor’s Note: Marriage Reality Movement members are often dealing with family members and friends who have adopted life-styles that involve sexual relations outside of marriage. Some take on an identity associated with such life styles which provides further distractions. The Read more

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Pope: Media Missed the Real Family Crisis in Covering Communion, Remarriage

Aboard the papal plane, (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for the divorced-and-remarried. He suggested the news media had focused too much … Read more

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First Thoughts on “Amoris Laetitia”

By Bishop Robert Barron

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He congratulated those proudly orthodox seminarians for their devotion to the dogmatic … Read more

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How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church

The movement to take back marriage for our children and family is going to take many resources and the contributions of many individuals and organization. Brandon Vogt has recently published a book and is developing resources including videos that can … Read more

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RELEASE: Married Couple Announced as Patron Saints

Married Couple Announced as Patron Saints of Marriage Reality Movement

Parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux exemplary declared models of marriage as God intended it

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — The Marriage Reality Movement announced Sunday, World Marriage DayRead more

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The Magi and Marriage

By Jennifer Gregory Miller

Editor’s Note: Wednesday, Jan. 6, was the official day of the Epiphany, even though in the U.S. it is celebrated on the first Sunday in January. We know this commemorates the arrival of the three kings Read more