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Vocation: Fulfilling Our Call to Love

The Common Vocation of Man A number of years ago I attended a vocations retreat with a Dominican religious order, thinking maybe God was calling me to the religious life since I was not feeling a call to marriage. The only real call I felt at that time was a call to continue my academic […] 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

HACS Alumna Publishes Book with Wiley-Blackwell

I am proud to announce that one of HACS own alumna, Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, has had her book Schema Therapy with Couples A Practitioner’s Guide to Healing Relationships published by Wiley-Blackwell! You can read her bio at the bottom of this post! “Schema Therapy with Couples is a very helpful addition to the clinical couples’ therapy […] Read More

In Pursuit of Happiness: Homosexuality and Transgender

From Ellen DeGeneres to Caitlyn Jenner Each of us has witnessed the shift in attitude toward homosexuality and transgender that has been occurring in America. When Ellen DeGeneres made her announcement in the late 1990s, she experienced some backlash but made a swift recovery, eventually launching her career as a successful talk show host. She […] Read More

5 Tips to Balance Studenthood and Parenthood

As a newly-wed when people asked why Shaun and I were putting off children for a few years, our answer was always consistent. We wanted to set ourselves up to allow me to be a stay at home mom from the beginning. This is a goal that I in no way regret and I am […] Read More

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage …

First comes love, THEN comes marriage, THEN comes baby in the baby carriage … I am continually amazed at the things that I read … and not always in a good way. As the title goes … First comes love, then comes marriage, THEN comes baby in the baby carriage … there are reasons for […] Read More

The Damned Teen Birthrate

It might seem odd that I studied urban planning as an undergrad, only to follow that program with an MA in theology. In some ways, it certainly was odd. There is nothing typical about that path. However, I believe that my urban planning education was great preparation for the realm of theology and morality. Studying […] 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