Marriage » Marriage Explained

PathwaysCatholic marriage, also called matrimony, is a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children from the marriage.

The nature of the marriage covenant requires that the two participants be one man and one woman, that they be free to marry, that they willingly and knowingly enter into a valid marriage contract, and that they validly execute the performance of the contract.

Marriage is sacrament and is normally conducted a Nuptial Mass.

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