Vatican Releases Suggestions for Lengthier, Revamped Marriage Preparation

Saying “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage, Pope Francis endorsed suggestions for a yearlong “marriage catechumenate” drafted by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.

Love Is in the Air: Churches See Sharp Rise In Weddings

Another weekend in New York City means another engagement proposal photo shoot for Queens-based photographer Aj Tolentino, who has no complaints about the business that has come his way during the pandemic.

COVID Is Not a Match for Cupid!

It took a lot for Michael Maratta to get down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend Amanda Ferrandino at Liberty State Park on Feb. 5. In fact, it took three tries before he was finally able to present his sweetheart with a custom-made engagement ring.

Without Forgiveness, Love Does Not Endure

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of National Marriage Week USA. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops heartily endorses this international movement.

More Marriage Promotion

Dear Editor: The Feb. 11 edition of The Tablet had an excellent column by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio regarding the institution and sacrament of marriage. In the piece, the bishop even mentioned that National Marriage Week was held from Feb. 7-14.