The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values. In the vocation of matrimony, husband and wife are called to be an image of how Christ has loved the church.
Common Questions - Marriage
A sacred union celebrating the covenant between a man and woman as husband and wife. For more information on marriage in the Catholic Church, please visit: https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/marriage/getting-married-in-the-church/
A dispensation in Catholic canon law is an exemption from Church law. The authority competent to issue a dispensation is the local bishop or the Apostolic See.