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Cardinal Rosales Reminded Soon-to-Wed Couples of Marriage Solemnity
Philippine Wedding News
12 June 2009

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales called the attention of soon-to-wed couples not to forget the solemnity of their marriage ceremony.

In an interview over Radio Veritas (DZRV 846kHz) last June 1, 2009, Cardinal Rosales noted that couples focus too much of their attention on the wedding details such as invitations, programs ,among other things, and their attention towards the solenmity of the ceremony is lost. “Nababahala ako kasi ang sakramento ng kasal [I am bothered because the sacrament of marriage] is being robbed of its solemnity” said the Manila Archbishop during his interview.

Cardinal Rosales reminded couples, and wedding planners and coordinators, that weddings are “not a production” and reminded soon-to-wed couples of the value of the “mystery of the sacrament.”

Cardinal Rosales also stated that more couples are now opting to have a civil wedding rather than a church wedding because of the increasing cost involved in holding the latter. The Cardinal hopes that wedding suppliers address this issue in any way they could to preserve the sanctity of marriage.

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Kasal.com thanks the following sources for this article:

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines News. Cardinal stresses solemnity of marriage rite. (Posted June 2, 2009) Retrieved June 2, 2009 from
http://www.cbcpnews.com/?q=node/8999

Sun Star Manila. Pinoy couples prefer civil wedding. (Posted June 2, 2009) Retrieved June 2, 2009 from http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/pinoy-couples-prefer-civil-wedding

DZRV – Radyo Veritas 846 khz. Transcript of Interview with His Excellency Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales , Archbishop, Archdiocese of Manila. (Posted June 1, 2009) Retrieved June 2, 2009 from
http://www.veritas846.ph/Interview_2009/Interview_rosales6.html

Philippine News Agency. Archbishop says some Filipinos prefer civil wedding than church wedding because its less expensive. (Posted June 1, 2009) Retrieved June 2, 2009 from
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=0&nid=1&rid=208317