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Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children

October 7, 2018 8 Comments
Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children

As a kind of follow-up from yesterday’s Gospel on marriage, we do well to ponder where our focus on marriage is, both personally and nationally. Finding our way back – Part of the essential work we must do in re-establishing a coherent vision for marriage rooted in tradition, Natural Law, and, for believers, Scripture, is to restore […]

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Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

October 6, 2018 6 Comments
Marriage Is a Miracle!  A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

Both today’s first reading and the Gospel speak to us of the miracle of marriage. If your marriage is working even reasonably well, it is a miracle! We live in an age that is poisonous to marriage. Many people look for marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new […]

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It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life

June 22, 2017 4 Comments
It’s a Glorious, Glorious Life

Last week, in preparation for our celebration of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Marriage Jubilarian Mass, we produced this video about Bob and Laurin Balkam, a husband and wife from the Greatest Generation. Before the interview could start, Bob said, “I’ll tell you my life story and you see what you think. And I’ll try to […]

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How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members

November 15, 2015 21 Comments
How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members

I was out on the preaching circuit this past week and spoke at five parishes (including my own) on the biblical vision of Holy Matrimony (marriage) as set forth by God and the Church. The talks were sponsored by the pro-life group Defend Life. While I cannot succinctly reproduce the talk in today’s blog, I […]

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Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem

October 11, 2015 68 Comments
Men Are More Disinclined to Marry Than Ever – A Reflection on a Serious Problem

A 2012 report on men and marriage by the Pew Research Center shows statistically what many of us have noticed anecdotally: men are finding marriage less desirable than in the past and are now marrying later, if at all. In today’s post I want to present some excerpts from a hard-hitting article that appeared at […]

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Marriage Is a Miracle! A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Marriage Is a Miracle!  A Homily for the 27th Sunday of the Year

Both today’s first reading and the gospel speak to us of the miracle of marriage. If your marriage is working even reasonably well, it is a miracle! We live in an age that is poisonous to marriage. Many people look for marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new […]

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It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

July 13, 2015 30 Comments
It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

Given cultural trends and recent court decisions to redefine marriage, the move to accept and legalize polygamy and polyandry has intensified. For example, an essay at Politico declares, “It’s time to legalize polygamy.” Another article at Slate Magazine is entitled “Legalize polygamy.” Some are already coining the term “trouple” or “throuple” to describe “marriages” of […]

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Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise

December 7, 2014 49 Comments
Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise

All the way back in 1973, George Gilder published a book entitled Men and Marriage. He expanded and republished it in 1986. In his book, Gilder argued that our culture was marginalizing men, to its great peril. He articulated the critical role that marriage has in helping men focus their sexual energies in a creative and beneficial […]

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