The Word Among Us

June 2010 Issue

Marriages Matter

An ages-old institution faces new challenges.

By: Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

Marriages Matter: An ages-old institution faces new challenges. by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

The front door swung open at my knock, and a young man greeted me with a hearty, "Come on in, Father! We’ve been looking forward to seeing you." The feeling was mutual. As I stepped into the living room and greeted the couples gathered there, I felt grateful for our friendship.

We had met some years earlier on an Engaged Encounter weekend. They were preparing for marriage then; I was on the retreat team working with...

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