Perhaps because we've had two couples renewing their Marriage Vows during the Mass recently, my eye was caught by a very good article in this week's Catholic Times. Written by Fr Francis Marsden of Liverpool Diocese, he gives a summary of the Ten Commandments for Spouses as described in a pastoral letter by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli of Florence sent out to all married couples in his Archdiocese last Easter.
I won't list them in great detail here but the first 'Commandment' begins, 'Let spouses see at the basis of their marriage a vocation from God Himself .... '
Fr Francis goes on to describe a similar 'Ten Commandments' offered by Rabbi Ephraim Buchenwald. They make interesting, helpful and, at times, amusing reading.
There are still a few copies of the Catholic Times left in the church porch if you would like to read the article in detail. I also have some photocopies of the article if anyone would like to have one.