St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Corpus Cristi

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Marriage on the Downturn

Rome, October 20, 2014

A significant amount of the media coverage about the deliberations of the Synod on the Family was about whether those who are divorced and re-married outside of the Church could receive Communion.

No data has been forthcoming on the number of people who are in this situation, but some recent reports show a significant trend away from marriage in the first place. Thus, while divorce is without doubt a serious problem, if people do not even marry at all then the institutions of marriage and the family are in trouble. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/marriage-on-the-downturn?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch