Is Marriage Done For?—Dr. Scott Hahn

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Dr. Scott Hahn

What? Another too-little-too-late book defending marriage? Dr. Scott Hahn thinks the battle has just begun for a resurgent reverence for marriage as it’s been defined for 3000+ years and was raised to the dignity of a Sacrament by Jesus Christ.

Marriage as Sacrament is badly misunderstood today, which is part of the reason why so many people leave their spouses when the going gets tough. Hahn, professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, and author of over 40 books, knows firsthand how tough the going can get. Share this very personal interview with one of the best known and respected Catholic thinkers and influencers in American Church history.

In this episode, you will learn
  • The deeper meaning of “it is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18)
  • Why the Church calls marriage the Sacrament of “Matrimony”
  • The connection between the 1930 Anglican decision to allow contraception and the current crisis of the definition of marriage
  • Why marriage is the cell of the entire body of the Church and of the broader society
  • How couples who stick together provide not just a solid foundation for their kids but a living homily to others
  • Why the Sacrament of Matrimony is impossible without the “third party” of Jesus Christ
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3 thoughts on “Is Marriage Done For?—Dr. Scott Hahn”

  1. “It is not good for man to be alone.” Amen.

    But when a marriageable 21st Century twenty something male realizes it takes only four words, “I don’t feel safe”, that will separate him from half his income and his house, half any retirement and very likely incur a significant separation from his children; well then the young man thinks long and hard about marriage.
    Only by seeing matrimony as a path for him and his wife to move on toward God will the young Catholic man be moved to marry.

  2. Reading an article by a married priest , with regard to married priesthood , in light of the decision to leave priesthood by another , thought it would be good to clarify certain things , in our darkened , carnal times .
    The O.T indirectly alludes to the land itself , as being married to The Lord – same to indicate one would think , the relationship of Bl.Mother, to The Spirit , thus to all of us too . The Kingdom to mean our relationship with The King ofcourse ; thuu , in priests being ‘married ‘ to The Lord , would it not be better to address that , always in connection with The Spirit – of oneness , in The Spirit , thus with The Mother .., all in Her ..
    The priesthood , all those who have a closer relationship to The Lord , being at a higher level in heaven that we do not fall for the confusion that denying certain carnal
    aspects , its divided hearts are not without consequences , for good or bad , both in the here and the hereafter , thus the reverence for celibacy as well as for marriages too ,
    to try to attain to the best levels possible in both , in the ways of The Spirit .
    Our Mother would be glad to help , just as she was there for the Pentecost , esp. now that our Holy Father , in humility , has called for The Church to join the
    Anglican Bishop , in praying for The Pentecost – talk about undoing knots that need to be and binding more what need to be 🙂
    Glory be !

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