Tag: "love"

Denied the City
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Denied the City

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But when sex is divorced from love there is a feeling that one has been stopped at the vestibule of the castle of pleasure; that the heart has been denied the city after crossing the bridge. Sadness and melancholy result from such a frustration of destiny, for it is the nature of man to be […]

The Ways of God for Fathers - Consistent Love
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The Ways of God for Fathers – Consistent Love

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In every family there are there are three primary relationships for the father. In descending order of importance: the first is the father with God; the second is the father with the mother; the third is the father with his children. Constancy in love: Dad must pray every day-on his own and with his family. […]

Understanding Pro-Choice Arguments, Part III
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Understanding Pro-Choice Arguments, Part III

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Part I Part II When then Cardinal Wojtyla arrived at the 2nd Vatican Council, he had 1 question. What happened? Up until the 20th century, mankind was trekking along pretty okay. Yes, there were hardships; yes there was fighting. But in general mankind was doing okay, at least in terms of 100 year increments. Then […]

Understanding Pro-Choice Arguments, Part II
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Understanding Pro-Choice Arguments, Part II

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My last article proposed the option of converting pro-choice minds by listening to their arguments. Aside from the fact that a world without abortion is very bleak for pro-choicers, what does a world with abortion look like? Obviously they’re not happy with the way it looks now, otherwise they wouldn’t be marching around, topless, screaming, […]

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, […]

Love and Selfishness
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Love and Selfishness

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In recent times there has been somewhat of an appropriate backlash against the idea that a girl is supposed to be an idle “princess” just waiting around for her Prince Charming.  In fact, not to long ago I wrote a post about how we don’t actually have to wait another minute for our love story […]

A Man’s Guide to Loving a Woman – Catholic Style
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A Man’s Guide to Loving a Woman – Catholic Style

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Sanctity. This is the first rule of a Catholic man. Be a saint and create the most fertile ground for your spouse to be a saint. Share your dessert. This is one of the hardest tests. You have eaten a good dinner. The sweet tray is brought to your table. She says she does not […]

Gay Friend Offers Teachable Moment
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Gay Friend Offers Teachable Moment

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Q: Recently, a boy at my daughter’s Christian high school revealed to his lunch table buddies that he is gay. The group was caught off guard, but not surprised. After a few days, the novelty of this news wore off and the general feeling on the part of the kids is, “Whatever.” In short, it’s clear […]

Marriage is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
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Marriage is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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In my previous article I outlined a hypothetical and all too common scenario observed among young couples today. Decisions made early in their relationship can have an impact on their future marriage. How can we effectively help our young couples achieve happy, faithful, lifelong marriages? This quote by Arch Bishop Fulton Sheen bears deeper reflection, […]

Fall in Love . . . Again
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Fall in Love . . . Again

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Some things make you feel just a little more alive. Hearing a moving song. Helping someone in need. Reading words that make you cry. Seeing a sunset with breath-taking colors. And the feeling is multiplied immeasurably if you are sharing those experiences with someone special. Indeed, love completes us as human beings. Do you remember […]

Fulfilling our Dreams as Women
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Fulfilling our Dreams as Women

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We still buy the lie. Women are told that if they want to be successful in the world, they have to be more like men, or like a how-to-succeed-in-business stereotype: aggressive; detached from commitments; and self serving. No softness, no vulnerability, and certainly no thinking of others. We have to put ourselves first or we […]

Book Review: <i>The Things Lily Knew</i>
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Book Review: The Things Lily Knew

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Few novels are rich enough in characters to become a series, but the Lily Trilogy belongs in this rare company. The characters around Lily, a woman with Down syndrome who has a profound affect on the world around her, are so vividly drawn, so realistic and multifaceted, that they become friends with whom you want […]

What I Love About You, Mom
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What I Love About You, Mom

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Imagine giving your mother a gift that is born of the emotions in your own heart and hand-created simply for her, to share not only the love you feel, but the many ways in which she has touched and shaped your life. You may think you’re not creative enough to come up with such a […]

Key at Final Judgement Will be Love
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Key at Final Judgement Will be Love

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Pope Francis dedicated the catechesis of his Wednesday general audience to three Gospel texts that help us to enter into the mystery of one of the truths professed in the Creed: that Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead”. The three texts are: the parable of the ten virgins; […]

The Lord Saves Us By His Love
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The Lord Saves Us By His Love

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“The Lord saves us by His love: not with a letter, nor with a decree, but with his love,” a love so great that it led him to send his Son, who, “became one of us, walked with us,” and this, he said, “saves us.” The Holy Father went on to explain that “salvation” means, […]

Pope Francis’ One Minute Lesson from the School of Love
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Pope Francis’ One Minute Lesson from the School of Love

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When Rick Santorum’s article “Two Years Worth Every Tear” was included in my book, “A Special Mother is Born,” my favorite line was “Living with Bella (his daughter with trisomy 18) has been a course in character and virtue”. Each of the thirty-four stories written by parents of special needs children contains a lesson which […]

Marriage: Why I Never Bad-Mouth My Knight
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Marriage: Why I Never Bad-Mouth My Knight

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Last month, my knight and I were blessed to celebrate 20 years of marriage.  Call me crazy, call me just a hopeless romantic, but I LOVE my husband!  Yes, I refer to him as my knight because he is just that amazing in the way he treats me: holding doors for me, getting the car […]

They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
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They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

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If you’re of a certain age, you’ll recognize the title from an old folk hymn; we sang it repeatedly at Folk Mass in the 70’s and early 80’s.  While the song itself is no longer popular, the message behind it is timeless. I was contacted to see an inpatient at one of our busiest hospitals.  […]

This Modern Love
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This Modern Love

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To pursue, or to be pursued? That is the question. ‘Tis nobler in the mind to date until your breath is taken, or heart is broken… Dating – in the man-meets-woman, man-asks-woman-out way**- may sound outdated to those more liberated in their feelings. Instead, people get to know each other by hanging out and never […]

The Other Woman
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The Other Woman

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I overheard him make the plans.  On his way home from work he picked up the perfect wrist corsage.  He wore his nicest suit, and waved to the kids and I as he drove to her house to pick her up for a night of dancing. I knew all about her, but I was okay. […]

The Meaning of Mercy (Part I)
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The Meaning of Mercy (Part I)

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The Second Vatican Council taught us that the Eucharist is the “Source and Summit” of the Christian life.  Yet we must keep in mind that the same council makes clear that the Eucharist is not the sum total of the Christian life. In fact, the Eucharist and all the other sacraments are memorials of a […]

Love is Tough
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Love is Tough

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I sat in my seat in a circle of students in my counseling theories class. Pen in hand and a self-inventory worksheet on top of a book on my lap, I thought about the question at the top of the paper: What did you learn about love from how your parents treated you? This is […]

Redefining “Love” the Catholic Way
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Redefining “Love” the Catholic Way

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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about redefining marriage and love. I believe this talk is necessary, but not in the way the culture proposes. If there is one truth we need to learn today to sustain marriages and love it would be this teaching of the Catholic Church: accept no limitations on […]

Revealing God in Daily Encounters
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Revealing God in Daily Encounters

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I recently attended a brainstorming session focusing on how to best deliver and follow up much needed care to a growing, vulnerable patient population in the community.  Nothing was put on paper at the initial meeting. It was just an exchange of ideas, references, and an intention of good will and future partnership. Later, when […]

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