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We Were Created By Love, From Love, For Love

This post originally appeared at www.ibelieveinlove.com I believe in love because we were created by love, from love, for love. We were married in August, conceived our first child in September, miscarried him in October, and buried him in November. They always said the first year of marriage would be Read More

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

Avoiding the ‘End’ of Marriage

Around the world, it’s the end of marriage as we Catholics knew it. Right? Well, maybe. It depends on how old you are. Do any of us alive today ever really remember a time when Church and State were completely in sync on the meaning and purpose of marriage? Can you Read More

Fr. Gerber: You Are Not Alone

When I entered the seminary, people would often ask me, “Aren’t you going to be lonely?” No wife or kids, a parish out in the country—won’t you be lonely? Little did they know that my schedule would be occupied by invitations to parishioners’ homes and to huge parties in my Read More

Love Is Not Love: And Truth Is Like Peanut Butter…

Hey, everybody–#LoveWins! #LoveIsLove! Now we’ve got marriage “equality”! Right? Well…actually, no. The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has made clear that secular culture has little or no clue about the real meaning of love. And we Catholics are now struggling to understand how to express lovingly the truth about 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