Author Archive for Anthony Buono

 I’m Dating a Catholic, Now What?
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I’m Dating a Catholic, Now What?

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Dear Anthony, I could use some advice as the non-Catholic party in my relationship.  My boyfriend is a very nice Catholic guy.  He knew I was not Catholic.  We get along just great.  But he’s “really” Catholic, and I’m “really” not.  He isn’t insisting on me being Catholic or anything like that.  But I can’t […]

 Sex Fogs the Mind
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Sex Fogs the Mind

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Love is in the will. When a man and a woman get married, they pledge their love to each other with the words “I do.” That “I do” is a consent of the will. Our will is that aspect of us that decides and acts. The will differs from feelings and emotions. Your will is […]

 Can I Have a Catholic Marriage if I’m Not a Virgin?
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Can I Have a Catholic Marriage if I’m Not a Virgin?

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Dear Anthony, I’m confused, and slightly worried. I recently read an article by a respected Catholic author talking about being married to the person you lose your virginity to, that it is a fact the Bible teaches, and that those who marry someone else are not really married in the eyes of God. It was […]

Like, Ever
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Like, Ever

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Dear Anthony, I recently asked a girl out who I met on Ave Maria Singles.  She seemed so nice, but not very Catholic.  I think she would be so awesome if she would just get more serious about her faith.  I met with her so I could evangelize her and she stormed out of the […]

The Love Songs of The Beatles
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The Love Songs of The Beatles

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It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first landed in America and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I’m a pretty avid Beatles fan, and like following the continued legacy of the band.  My favorite aspect of the Beatles is the songwriting team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The Beatles were a phenomenon many […]

 John Paul II, Champion of Marriage
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John Paul II, Champion of Marriage

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All of Rome is sold out for the end of this April.  St. Peter’s Square, and every road around it will be jammed with people on Mercy Sunday (April 27, 2014).  On that day, Pope Francis will announce the canonization of the most beloved Pope of modern times, Pope John Paul II. Never has there […]

 Karaoke: a Universal Love Language?
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Karaoke: a Universal Love Language?

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Have you ever gone on a karaoke date night?  It can be a great way to get to know each other and see each other’s sillier side.  And definitely, you can get up and dance together to a great song someone else is singing. You might be asking yourself “What if I embarrass myself or […]

Text Me Back or It’s Over!
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Text Me Back or It’s Over!

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Let me start by saying it’s okay to not know where your partner is or what they’re doing every moment of every day. There is an epidemic in today’s dating scene that is ruining relationships. It is the obsession to need constant knowledge of the whereabouts of the other. If you think I am being […]

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Treating People Like Objects

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Be careful who you leave behind.  You just might have turned your back on love and happiness. I figured I would start with the bottom line.  Dating should be about beginning your commitment to marriage when a suitable partner comes along.  But sadly, dating today seems to be about perpetually waiting for “the right one,” […]

Love is Not a Union of Opinions
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Love is Not a Union of Opinions

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People have strong opinions.  And with a strong opinion comes a definite sense of being right. Sadly, in the dating process, too many singles believe that they have not found love if they are dating someone who has different opinions.  In other words, love is about having the same opinions. But love is the union […]

Don't Borrow Trouble - Waiting for Love
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Don’t Borrow Trouble – Waiting for Love

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Everyone has worries and something to worry about.  How will I make the payments? What do they think about me?  Will I do well on my test?  Will my son get a good job?  And for those dating: “Will I find the right person?” These are normal and healthy thoughts.  They are worries that acknowledge, […]

Are You Dating a Terrorist?
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Are You Dating a Terrorist?

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In today’s troubled world, we sadly have the word “terrorist” presented to us on a regular basis.  When we hear that word, our thoughts are immediately drawn to those who perform public acts of violence and destruction with an intent to kill people. Did you ever give any thought to the possibility that the person […]

Getting Over a Failed Relationship
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Getting Over a Failed Relationship

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Have you ever had someone tell you to get over it when you’re expressing the pain of a failed relationship? It’s not easy to get over it.  Whatever “it” is, you have been affected, and you can’t control your feelings or your memories. In your mind, you wonder how you are supposed to get over […]

Does Love Mean Never Having to Say You’re Sorry?
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Does Love Mean Never Having to Say You’re Sorry?

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Dear Anthony, I have gotten very serious recently with a man I met on Ave Maria Singles. My only reservation so far is that I have never heard him say he is sorry for anything. I seem to be the only one who has to be sorry for things. If I try to tell him […]

Are We Getting Married Too Soon?
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Are We Getting Married Too Soon?

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Dear Anthony, My pastor is skeptical that long distance relationships can have the personal and practical growth to move toward marriage. My fiance lives in California, and I’m in Canada. He first wrote me on AMS nine months ago. We met the first time two months ago. A month ago I flew to California for […]

Would You Date You?
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Would You Date You?

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Would the type of person you are praying to meet and fall in love with find you attractive? When and if it should happen that you meet someone special, fall in love, and get married, the process starts with you. This is the premise of my first book, Would You Date You? I appeared on […]

Opposites Attract, But Can They Go the Distance?
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Opposites Attract, But Can They Go the Distance?

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Dear Anthony, I’ve recently started dating a girl who everyone says is wrong for me. They don’t like that I broke up with a girl who seemed perfect for me in order to date this girl I’m seeing now.  I keep telling people opposites attract just to get them off my back.  But honestly, I […]

The Marriage of the Lamb
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The Marriage of the Lamb

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No matter how many times I attend Mass, I still rarely attend with the presence of mind to realize I am attending a marriage ceremony.  This is the most central and important aspect of my Christian life, and it just doesn’t occur to me that this is a wedding taking place. More specifically, the Mass […]

Is Jealousy a Relationship Killer?
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Is Jealousy a Relationship Killer?

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Dear Anthony, My girlfriend and I are very serious and talk about marriage. But I’m a little concerned about how she accuses me of being too friendly with other women.  I guess I should be happy that she cares so much for me that she would be jealous of other women. But I wish she […]

Love Doesn’t React in Anger
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Love Doesn’t React in Anger

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Dear Anthony, I was wondering if you could help me. I really love my boyfriend, but sometimes he just snaps at me for no reason. I don’t like it when he raises his voice at me. I snap back at him in anger, which doesn’t make it any better, I know. But I don’t want […]

Meditation on the Crucifix
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Meditation on the Crucifix

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“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to […]

"Sorry" Seems to be the Hardest Word
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“Sorry” Seems to be the Hardest Word

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The association of being a Christian and a Catholic comes with a great personal responsibility. It is no doubt an expectation of those who know us to be a Christian that we act like one. This is a natural expectation. People seem to lose the focus about what they expect from a Christian when it […]

Fasting That Can Help Your Love Life
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Fasting That Can Help Your Love Life

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Lent is a time when we make an attempt to address things about our corporeal and spiritual lives that need addressing. Many give up sweets as a gesture of putting aside objectively good things associated with feasting to live the days of mourning in preparation for when they will feast again at Easter. Some attempt […]

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The Silent Treatment

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Have you ever given or received the silent treatment? Chances are good that most of you have. I think this AT & T commercial about the silent treatment is very clever, and will give you a good laugh. Like most jokes, there is an element of truth to it. In particular, the angst that accompanies […]

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