Equality in the Marriage Liturgy

I was looking at the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org) and I see they are recommending both the bride and the groom be escorted down the aisle by their parents, as this expresses equality of the man and woman. This is the suggestion of the Catholic Rite of Marriage also.

I am all for equality.  But traditions like this are hard to break. Perhaps no need to do so either.

Oh, well.  I doubt the secular press will pick up on this aspect of the Catholic rite and hold it forth as another expression of the the Church’s respect for the equality of women. If anything, the Church in so many ways honors women and elevates them far beyond that of men. At least in her teaching.

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