Unlike other dating sites, faith and values are built into our community, and are more than just a box you check in your search filter.Our descriptive profile questions provide you with unique insight into someone’s faith and beliefs in a way that’s real and genuine, so that your results are real and genuine. For all of us, there’s no greater gift than being able to match good people with one another, and then hear their stories.For years now, I’ve had an interested in World War II.I especially love reading first hand accounts of battle from the heroic and courageous men who fought in this war, such as those contained in books by Marcus Brotherton and Stephen Ambrose.My own Diocese of Phoenix and other dioceses around the country are revisiting their marriage requirements, lengthening preparation periods and examining couples closely, looking for trouble spots in their relationships and families of origin—indications that they may not be ready for the vocation of marriage just yet.As a divorced Catholic, I am happy to hear about the Church’s new vigilance. Annulling past marriages and saying, in effect, “We hope you do better next time,” is hardly adequate.Instead, she began her career with the improbable combination of journalism and accounting as majors.
Basquez, a Colorado native, decided on a new course for herself one cold February night in 2011 when she was supposed to be planning what she called “another boring Valentine’s Day event” for singles at her Last Supper Club. Bridget for a second time, and she believes that was part of her inspiration. Bridget was married, and there aren’t many married women saints.The Catholic Church’s response has been to get proactive about better preparing engaged couples before they marry.The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage has made strengthening Catholic marriages a top priority.Many parishes offer post-divorce workshops designed for the first months after a divorce. The Church—the institution as well as the individuals—needs to minister to the millions of divorced Catholics by both changing ingrained attitudes and reaching out in love.Yes, the Church is and should be pro-marriage, but, like its Lord, it must also love and support those whose marriages have failed. As the survivor of divorce after 30 years of marriage, I know there needs to be a healthier dialogue within the Catholic Church between those who have never divorced (including our clergy) and those who have.