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How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

By Kitty Mandis | Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Office of Laity & Family Life How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? These first two lines from a song made famous by James Ingram and Patti Austin in 1983 are questions that all couples face when adversity Read More

Mercy and the Holy Family

On this day of Christmas, my True Lord gave to me—the Feast of the Holy Family! Not only is today the annual celebration of this special day honoring Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the exemplary “domestic church,” the church of the home, but this year, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Read More

Photo of the Week: Planned Parenthood

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Caption: | Weston Kenney | westonkenney@archstl.org | Instagram: westonkenney Protesters stood outside Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Park Blvd. in St. Louis in response to a video that surfaced that showed a Planned Parenthood worker negotiating selling fetal tissue from abortions. Cindy and Rudy Mendez, stood outside of Planned Parenthood Read More

A Pearl of Wisdom

By Colleen Dulle Late one Thursday night, my best friend, Alyssa, and I flew down a quiet Highway 40, chatting about how much we love our jobs.  Granted, this was an easy thing to say: we’d just seen an excellent production of the critically-acclaimed Emmeline at Opera Theatre St. Louis Read More

Marriage Is…

As you probably know by now, this morning the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. The definition of marriage has been changed in the law of the land. However, regardless of today’s SCOTUS ruling, for us Catholics, the definition of marriage as a Read More

Men and Women are Different—And That’s Okay

Our cognitively dissonant culture would have us believe two contradictory yet unassailable “truths”—first, that “equality equals sameness.” If men and women are equal, they must therefore be viewed and understood as the same, capable of being interchangeably cast in any and every conceivable social role. Mere “biological” difference is totally Read More

Fr. Dotson: A Message to Mothers

It happens from time to time at Mass that a small child will be having a rough day and will be a bit noisy. And on occasion, I’ve actually had people come up to me after Mass and say, “Father, you should really talk to those parents about their child.” Read More