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Reconsidering Marriage

Thursday, September 3, 2015

6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT


A discussion on the pastoral and doctrinal questions surrounding the indissolubility of marriage.

Marriage and Eucharistic Communion: Pastoral Care for Civilly Remarried Catholics

One of the questions under discussion at the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family is the possibility of allowing civilly divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist. What is the relationship between marriage and the Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life? The Church is called to be a “field hospital” extending God’s merciful love and forgiveness. What is the role of the sacraments within this pastoral mission of mercy?
201509_Marriage_Healywith Nicholas J. Healy

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Culture

John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family



Marriage: An Untenable Promise?

Indissolubility, rather than merely an ideal to strive for or a moral imposition, is Christ’s gift to the spouses who marry in him. What is the meaning of this gift? What light and joy does it bring to life? What sacrifice does it require? Does it make nuptial love truer?
201509_Marriage_Lopezwith Fr. Antonio Lopez, F.C.S.B.

Provost/Dean, Associate Professor of Theology

John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family

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