“The love of a married couple is a very special kind of love, a love that is life-giving, permanent and exclusive” – Bishop Denis Nulty.
Of the 43 part-time centre-based secretaries who were offered either a statutory redundancy payment or revised conditions involving reduced hours and pay, 21 took redundancy option.
Bishop questions whether the State really cares about marriage in view of the fact that it doesn't have marriage preparation courses.
The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.
Funding withdrawal will apply from January 2015 and will “undermine a vital service provided to women and men preparing for marriage”.
Little attempt made to explain Church's teachings on marriage and the family.