Why did Catholics allow the beautiful word ‘Matrimony’ to just ‘slide away?’ Oh yes, there is a reason!
The Cathechism of the Catholic Church still calls it ‘The Sacrament of Matrimony’ … Both Editions. So why don’t we?
It’s something like ‘Have a Nice Day’ It fits everybody’s PC vocabulary which is now pretty well ensconced in their word bag Everybody who’s getting married calls it marriage … there’s gay marriage for example, and, all the other marriages. Satan is busy destroying the Godly family as Our Lady of Fatima told Cardinal Caffara in a letter to St. Lucy of Fatima, was to happen as the last battle between Our Lady and ‘itself’
When I got married, it was called ‘Holy’ Matrimony! WOW ! Let’s take a look at this never heard word:
“Matrimony: The word first appeared in middle English sometime in the 14th century. It enters English through the Old French word matrimoignie, which comes from the Latin matrimonium.
The root matr … is derived from the Latin word mater, for mother; the suffix … mony refers to a state of being, a function, or a role.
Therefore, matrimony is literally the state that makes a woman a mother.
The term highlights the extent to which reproduction and childbearing are central to marriage itself.
In Canon Law 105 is we read these words: ” The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring” https://thoughtco.com/what-is-matrimony – 542851 Scott P. Richert