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Category Archives: Marriage

With the Pope…but Weirdly.

Two years ago, when I first heard about the possibility of the Pope visiting America, I took for granted that we would be there. Of courseRead more »

“My hope and advice for married couples: Become great monks.”

A newly ordained Carmelite Monk of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Wyoming (commonly known as the Mystic Monks) offersRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

No, Son, You CAN’T Be Whatever You Want

One thing most loving parents say to their kids at one time or another is, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up!”Read more »

White Martyrdom, Red Martyrdom, and a Rainbow

Listening to the homily during the 4 p.m. Mass, our priest gently reminded us that white martyrdom was coming to a close; soon toRead more »

A Chaste Woman’s Hero: Jane Eyre

** spoiler alert ** If you haven’t read it and think you might, don’t read this review! This truly great book is filled withRead more »

An Everyday Special

My husband and I have been married for seventeen years. I still remember my young self the day before our first anniversary telling myRead more »

Trumping God by Controlling Birth

Ever wonder how birth control exists if God is the Author of Life and has the power to do anything according to His Will? The AlmightyRead more »

Five secrets to a strong marriage

Recently, I had the privilege to interview Gil and Sandra Cragen, honored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as the longest-married coupleRead more »

What Catholic Women Want {to Wear, That Is!}

Hey fellas! Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Have you given any thought to what you’d like to getRead more »

Movie Review: “Old Fashioned” Is a Beautiful Modern Love Story

Old Fashioned tells the story of Clay and Amber, two very flawed people trying to find their beloved God’s way this time. It’sRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »

Climbing Above the Crowd to See Jesus

Byzantine Catholics celebrated the Sunday of Zacchaeus this week, the first of five Sundays of preparation for the Great Fast. See LukeRead more »

The Travesty of Two Daddies

Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’sRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead more »