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By Faith, With Hope, To Love

Recently, I found myself confronted by some fairly powerful, negative emotions centering on an incident which I felt to be a betrayal fromRead more »

The Camera in My Mind

I often look at my children and am amazed at how time has changed them… their faces no longer pudgy with baby fullness; their tiny handsRead more »

You Cannot Have It All

No, you cannot have it all. This has been such a disappointing revelation for me. I was raised so idealistically, believing that if I hadRead more »

When You Question God’s Love, Prayer is the Answer

I went to a different parish than usual this weekend. The priest’s homily focused on the question “Is God Here?” The priest acknowledgedRead more »

Dear Husband,

Dear Husband, I see you across the table.  I see how tired your eyes are and how your body hurts.  I see you.  But IRead more »

The Birth of Cana’s Vineyard, A Catholic Couples Group

IN THE BEGINNING One evening, in late spring two years ago, a friend and I sat outside her home chatting about the desire to do more asRead more »

The Cross of Infertility

“So, when are you going to have kids?” It’s one of the most awkward questions I encounter and one of the most stressful, frustrating, andRead more »

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

For many years, centuries perhaps, the Catholic Church has gotten a bad rap regarding her teachings on sex. Considered prudish byRead more »

The Beautiful Mess of the Family: An Interview with Bill Donaghy

Family life… what does that mean? If we are to look at society we know that the term is changing at an alarming rate. The family is beingRead more »

Thanks for the memories …

     For longer than I can remember, I have had trouble as seasons change or things come to an end.  I tend toRead more »

Theology of the Body Congress: Hope for a Broken World

There is no denying that our world is broken. We only have to turn on the television or read the news online or in print to knowRead more »

Hosanna

We have all been there – sitting in Mass with our children and just waiting for that moment when we may have to step in and distract,Read more »

5 Ways Amoris Laetitia Encouraged, Challenged, and Aggravated Me

Amoris Laetitia continues to be featured in a variety of writings, posts, books, and conversations in the wider Catholic world.Read more »

The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: A Book Review

Can your marriage be better? Are you looking for something you can read and discuss with your spouse? Are you looking for something to helpRead more »

A Story of Love, Sex, and Sacrifice

In the past, those who promoted natural family planning (NFP) almost exclusively focused on the benefits it would bring to your marriage.Read more »