Not long into a conversation with Joseph and Sandra Valenza about their 65 years of marriage, it becomes clear that the deep appreciation they each have for one another’s sacrifices is a key to their success.
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.
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.
Much like love itself, the story of St. Valentine — and the backstory for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 — might be said to combine facts with mystery and visible gifts with deeper meanings.
In 62 years of marriage, Mimi and Paul Lazzaro have always loved breakfast together. Pre-pandemic they would go out. During the pandemic they’ve stayed in, which might stay the norm with the revelation that Paul likes the breakfasts Mimi makes better.
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.
“Called to the Joy of Love” is the theme of this year’s National Marriage Week USA Feb. 7-14. The week includes World Marriage Day, which this year is Feb. 13.
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.
Two love stories that show how the sacrament of marriage and married life can flourish in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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.