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Getting Married? Want to Stay Married? These Catholics Can Help
Last edited 16th April 2015

With Christian marriages facing obstacles from pornography and infidelity to self-centeredness and divorce, what are faithful Catholics to do? First, learn what love – the heart of marriage – really means, said a group of lay Catholics and theologians who have produced a marriage prep video series.

Marriage - Keep It Together: Advice from the Trenches
Last edited 8th April 2015

"While marital breakdown is not always preventable, my experience as both a canon lawyer and a married man have taught me five things Catholic couples can do to strengthen their marriage."


A Mother's Love
Last edited 25th March 2015

There is nothing quite like the love that a mother has for her child. She pours herself out for her child day in and day out, from infancy, to childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood. Our mother’s love for us, Mary’s love for us, began at the Annunciation – it began at her faithful willingness to cooperate with God’s plan for salvation. She lived out this love as she raised our Savior, from infancy to adulthood.

Pope Pleads for Prayers for Success of Synod
Last edited 25th March 2015

At his weekly public audience on March 25, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the Synod of Bishops, which will meet in October to renew a discussion of marriage and the family.


Love Has No Labels… But It Does Have a Language
Last edited 30th March 2015

"When I came out about my same-sex attractions at 14, I felt free and exhilarated because I could finally be honest with myself. These attractions had set me apart from my peers since my childhood, but with this newfound sense of self-honesty, I was free to explore what might happen next. From confessing crushes with a little less awkwardness, to having girlfriends (I’m a girl by the way), to random hookups, I was living in a whole new world."


We're in Love… Is it Okay to Have Sex Before Marriage?
Last edited 18th March 2015

Often, teenagers ask me if there’s ever a time when it’s okay to have sex before marriage – like, when you truly love someone, or if you’re deeply committed to them. More than once, I’ve been asked, “Can sex ever be as meaningful outside of marriage as it is in marriage?” Read more here.

St. Joseph, Model of a Man of Faith
Last edited 18th March 2015

Happy Solemnity of St Joseph! St Joseph is not the biological father of Jesus, whose Father is God alone, and yet he lives his fatherhood fully and completely. He is often overshadowed by the glory of Christ and the purity of Mary. But he, too, waited for God to speak to him and then responded with obedience. St Joseph was a compassionate, caring man - a model of fatherhood and a man of faith.


Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting
Last edited 18th March 2015

Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s. She and my dad were married for a little while. She knew she was gay before they got married, but things were different back then. That’s how I got here. It was complicated as you can imagine. She left him when I was two or three because she wanted a chance to be happy with someone she really loved: a woman.

Marriage is Important – Reflect Before You Change It
Last edited 11th March 2015

‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ is a letter from the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference released 10 March 2015 in the lead up to a referendum proposing to change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland.


Seven Things Maketh a Happy Marriage
Last edited 10th March 2015

It’s no secret that positives are a good thing (pardon the pun). So it makes sense that couples who celebrate the good things in their life also show higher levels of relationship satisfaction. Sometimes we assume that our partner knows we’re happy for them, proud of what they’ve achieved or thrilled to be their one and only. But we need to show them too!

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