To express this reality, it would seem more meaningful for the couple to fulfill a liturgical role such as distributing Communion or leading the Prayers of the Faithful.
Not only is it poor stewardship for parents or the couple to incur serious debt or to delay the wedding far into the future for the sake of a one-day event, it's simply not in keeping with a sacrament.
1--The Canadian edition of Time magazine picks Michael Stark and Michael Leshner, the first gay couple to
be married in Ontario, as the top newsmakers of 2003.
Already, the Los Angeles Times has reported the decision of one couple to
conceive a child for the purpose of using it as a bone marrow donor for its sibling.
Planning tip: A state may recognize common-law marriage and simultaneously allow a cohabiting couple to choose whether they want to be considered as married.
When only one of the taxpayers in a recognized common-law marriage has taxable income, it is generally more advantageous for the couple to file MFJ.
God doesn't desire for any couple to
be infertile, she says.
That experience in turn prompted the couple to
sign on as plaintiffs in Baker v.
Canon law ordinarily requires a couple to
marry before a priest or deacon in a church.