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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 61 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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Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s One Often-Overlooked Root

October 16, 2014 87 Comments
Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s One Often-Overlooked Root

The news from the Synod this day is improved. Thanks be to God, many, yes many of the bishops and synod participants have articulated how deficient and misleading the “rough draft” Relatio was. Keep praying! The struggles to lay hold of and articulate with clarity God’s stunning teaching on Holy Matrimony and family in a doubtful world […]

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Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

October 14, 2014 33 Comments
Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

There’s an old story told about the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. At one point he was so concerned that the players on his team had lost any sense of the basics of the game that he summoned them all into a classroom and had them all sit down at desks. Most of them expected a detailed review of the […]

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Jesus Rejected Unlawful and Unchaste Marriages in His Own Day – Here’s Why and Where

October 7, 2014 49 Comments
Jesus Rejected Unlawful and Unchaste Marriages in His Own Day – Here’s Why and Where

Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to take up numerous state appeals regarding same-sex unions pretty much signals that the secular redefinition is here to stay. This is really no surprise given the rather deep confusion about sexuality and marriage in our culture. The polygamists and any number of other groups demanding recognition for […]

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