Fewer couples are getting married these days, and “wedded bliss” can mean very different things in the culture and in Catholic teaching. The sacrament of matrimony isn’t just a prelude to a lavish wedding party; instead, it’s central to the life of the Church.
Father Frank Berna, a theologian from La Salle University and a popular wedding celebrant, shares with producer Gina Christian the meaning behind marriage, and how the Catholic Church can invite others to experience the joy of this consecrated union.
(Related: Listen to the second half of CatholicPhilly.com’s conversation with Father Frank Berna on marriage.)
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