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For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

In Need of St. Joseph’s Intercession

Is there any doubt that we are living tumultuous times? I think that for most Catholics this has been a painful summer as we have watched our culture reap the fruits that it has sown. There have been Supreme Court rulings, adultery scandals, and a very graphic expose of what happens inside of Planned Parenthood […] Read More

The Forgotten Commandment: Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Wife

Catholic Marriage: The Real Deal During the years I spent working as a parish secretary, I observed the heartbreaking reality of our Catholic family’s understanding of and living out of marriage. Registration cards and sacramental needs revealed that an astonishing number of non-married couples cohabitate, and a high number enter invalid marriages by seeking a […] Read More

Annulment Merry-Go-Round

An annulment does not invalidate a marriage, but merely recognizes the reality that binding marriage vows were absent during the entire span the “spouses” were together. Toward the end of my marriage, I would recall the circumstances surrounding our vows, and I would think, “Wow, I am not actually married because I could get an […] Read More