Category: Marriage

‘Mercy and Love Can Heal Wounded Marriages’

God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said. “A love with mutual self-giving sustained by Christ’s grace” is what allows couples to...

50 Years for Ron and Olga Williams!

Ron and Olga Williams were married 50 years ago on August 18. Olga and Aloysious (Ron) Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married on August 18, 1968, by the late...

50 Years for Armando and Maria José dos Santos!

Armando and Maria José dos Santos celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Mass at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Brentwood Park, Benoni. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg is pictured with the couple as they...

Congratulations Winston and Muriel Maritz!

Winston and Muriel Maritz of Cape Town are preparing to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. They married on June 22, 1968, at St Mary’s church in Retreat, with the ceremony officiated by Fr Feeny...

50 Years of Marriage at St Francis Xavier!

On Divine Mercy Sunday, the parish of St Francis Xavier on the Bluff in Durban invited those parishioners married for 50 years or longer to renew their commitment, together with parish priest Fr Michael...

Cohabitation Defies God

Marriage is not a human invention but part of God’s plan for humanity. The first thing to be labelled “not good” by God was not man’s disobedience but man’s aloneness (It is not good for a man to be alone).

Stats Show More Church Annulments Done for Free

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared...