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The Culture of Home

The Culture of Home In 2020 due to the unprecedented world wide events, many of us were forced to quarantine in our homes. Since then many people have adapted to a new lifestyle of either working from home, going to school from home, eating more homemade meals, or simply spending more time at home with … Continued

Feeling Loved in Marriage

Feeling Loved in Marriage   Love is Not a Feeling… Or is It? We often hear in Catholic circles that “Love is a choice, not a feeling,” “Love is an act of the will,” and that “To love is to will the good of the other.” And while these popular definitions certainly are true, they … Continued

Passing Down the Faith

Passing Down the Faith   According to Roman Catholic theology, the entirety of divine revelation and the Deposit of Faith is transmitted to successive generations by way of scripture and sacred tradition. The word “tradition” actually means handing down something to another person.  This is the most basic meaning of Catholic tradition: it is the … Continued

A Theology of the Family: The Home as a Missionary Outpost

A Theology of the Family: The Home as a Missionary Outpost   The pandemic has presented both an opportunity and a challenge for evangelization within marriage and family life at the parish level. During 2020 many church parishes were closed and homes became, for a short time, the place where families prayed and sacrificed together. … Continued

The Relational Mission of Small Groups

The Relational Mission of Small Groups “God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.”  ~St. Irenaeus of Lyons   What is Discipleship?  A disciple is defined as a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the … Continued

God in the Center

Why a Relationship With God is Essential to a Healthy Marriage The first years of marriage can be wonderful and exciting, and at the same time turbulent and disorienting. You’ve probably heard a thousand times how important it is to keep God in the center of your marriage and here’s why. Your Spouse is Not … Continued

Wedding Gifts

An Inspired Wedding Gift List for Catholic Couples What is in a gift? A gift given and received at a wedding can sustain us in different ways and make a lasting impact. Intentional giving shows others by word and action, your heart and intentions for them. Whether that is through a handwritten note or a … Continued