I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a groupie of Taylor Marshall. I do admire the guy for starting up his own business in the wake of the mess and demise of Fisher More College down in Texas. But beyond that, I’m pretty indifferent.
Anyway, today he posted a blog entitled, “10 Radical Ways Catholics Can Reclaim Marriage.”
It can be read here in its entirety. Most notably is number one:
Start using the term “Holy Matrimony” and always use that term. Yes, you don’t need permission. That’s capital H and capital M. Go there. The word “holy” is important and “matrimony” has its etymology in the Latin mater meaning “mother.” Matrimony brings about the procreation of babies and makes women into “mothers.” Holy Matrimony. Got it?
Being the father of three daughters, I also like this one:
Recapture Holy Matrimony as a church event and this means we need to distance ourselves from the pomp of the afterparty, flowers, cake, guests, etc. Holy Matrimony should feel more somber like a priestly ordination and less like a Quinceañera or debutant ball. Holy Matrimony is not a narcissistic parade for princesses and their mothers. It’s a sacrament. Reign it in.
It’s worth a read!
What would you add?
Sts. John the Baptist, Thomas More and Charles Lwonga, orate pro nobis.
…We received this great gift
…from then-Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke.
Happy tenth anniversary to St. Francis de Sales Oratory!
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Tomorrow all day and Friday 5/15 , one of my programs at work is having an internal then government Earned Value Management (EVM) surveillance. I ask you to implore St. Joseph Cupertino’s intercession. You can read about our saint here at New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08520b.htm The prayer for his intercession:
O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked. Through Christ our Lord. St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us. Amen.
Once again, for the next several Sundays, we will hear this marvelous melody at the beginning of High Mass: VIDI aquam * egredientem de templo, a latere dextro, alleluia; et omnes ad quos pervenit aqua ista salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia, alleluia. Ps 117, 1: Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. R. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen. Ant: Vidi aquam egredientem de templo a latere dextro, alleluia; et omnes ad quos pervenit aqua ista salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia, alleluia. I SAW water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom that water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia. Ps: Praise the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Ant: I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom that water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia
Under the “You know you’re leading a Traditional Catholic Homeschooling family if…” category when you ask your daughter to write a 5,000 word essay on a recent field trip (we’re so hard core…not).
What I got in return was about 50 words… in Latin!