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Sexual Healing in Light of the Resurrection

Sexual Healing in Light of the Resurrection Christos Anesti! (Christ is Risen!) The beauty of Easter rightly fills us with the hope that one day we will leave this world of sin and suffering, enter into the glory of heaven where we will experience the fullness of God’s presence, and be reunited with our loved … Continued

Couple being christened

Life Giving Love

Life Giving Love ~ Overcoming Woundedness How Woundedness Affects Our Relationships We all come from a family.  Within our family of origin, our faith, opinions, needs, character, the way we argue and the way we show love, are formed for our future family.  Sometimes we may question why God chose this particular family for each … Continued

Married couple

Of Ukraine, Adoption, and Lent

Of Ukraine, Adoption, and Lent This past week, as the story of the Russian aggression against Ukraine unfolded, I was recalling my father’s story and the Ukrainian woman who saved him and called him her own. I would like to share that story with you, but also share a deeper meditation on our own adoption … Continued

Elderly couple holding hands

Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given

Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given Yesterday a dear friend’s husband passed from this life. On Christmas Eve, just over a month ago, my best friend’s husband died suddenly. Just four months ago my dad passed away. The fragility of life has my attention. There are seasons in … Continued

Couple From Witness to Love Program

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

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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