Thursday, June 03, 2010

And Another Reason Some Couples Avoid A Church Wedding...

Because most weddings are a joke, a time to party, a big blow-out for your friends.
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Long Island Couple Taking the Big Plunge On Wedding Day.
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April Pignataro and Michael Curry are preparing to take their vows this Sunday while in the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Tank at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead.  When searching for a setting for their special day, both Pignataro and Curry were drawn to the Long Island Aquarium. Johanna Zucaro, a spokesperson for Atlantis Marine World said the Long Island destination hosts more traditional weddings every weekend. - Story

The bride is Italian too... Italian wedding... I wonder what kind of stole fee they have to pay?
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My niece is Italian.  She had a grand wedding despite the fact it was small and intimate, maybe just 150 guests or something like that - I didn't go.  The wedding was in a hotel with a Joey Tribianni style minister witnessing.  She married a man she'd met 3 or 4 months earlier.  They were divorced less than a year later.  I am her godfather, and since her dad was dead, I was expected to give her away.  I figured since she gave it away already, my presence wasn't necessary.
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But you see from this, and stories like them, why gay people think anyone can get married.  Celebrities for a day.

9 comments:

  1. Half the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.

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  2. Attention seekers.
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    Could you imagine what people would do to the other sacraments if given a longer leash?
    - Chilling!!
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    Part of the reason I believe people have the lavish /expensive weddings is because people only have 1 or 2 kids and parents have been going overboard since they were born, overcompensating yet neglecting to give children the true spiritual foundation that they will need to get through this sucky life. This scuba wedding is the fruit of spiritual void.

    I believe that the use of birth control has screwed up our society in subtle and various strange ways.

    You see "gay" , I see "birth control" but it's all the same slurry mix of sin with the same author.

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  3. Belinda - I blame birth control too.

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  4. I am going to try to be "boundaried here"...good luck, Fr.JM...
    I know EXACTLY what kind of thing is going on in your example...in the Northeast (not for everyone) this is the state of "ethnic Catholics"...Italian, especially.
    There are many good, practicing Catholics there (and I do not exclude the Midwest from this kind of whatever)...but at least, from my limited experience, Catholics in the Midwest, correct me if I am wrong, even if they're cohabitating, civilly married, have a kid or two before the "blessed nuptials" in a church, have the decency to at least deal with the situation according to Church norms (maybe not in some dioceses, but I'm thinking of the one in which I live...no "Royal Weddings" here if you are presently in a civil union with kids...a Liturgy of the Word with the Marriage Rite is the norm)...
    anyway; this is due to the crappy catechetics and lame norms that we live with right now.
    *Sigh*...sometimes a court house wedding with the JP and an eventual "blessing" after they decide to actually live as Catholics might be better pastoral practice.
    What we see here in the parish in which we live curls our monastic hairs (and it's mostly the beard, except for Sr!)...
    did I do good, Terry? I didn't swear or use obscene language this time, Praise God!!:<)!

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  5. It's Wedding Poker - "I see your wedding in an aquarium, and I raise you a roller coaster." No one ever wins though.

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  6. Larry I agree with your line of thinking. I call it the "porn" mentality... bigger, better, more, more. More is more etc.. This line of thinking is everywhere from the cars,and houses we buy to the things we put in them. In my community I've heard of builders making "Hollywood" baths available in new home construction- because nothing is just good enough and everyone wants to live like a star.

    That mentality doesn't come from God. Funny though, God is so complicated and complex but he keeps it pretty simple for us.

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  7. np, I think it depends on the Priest around here. While many of the Priests are wonderful, there are still some who never darken the Cathedral's doors, perhaps because they're afraid they've got some 'splaining to do and God might find them there.

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  8. Women hold all the cards in this game, no Catholic wedding - no sex, end of discussion.

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