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A Tribute to the Holy Women of the Mystical Tradition

October 19, 2015 11 Comments
A Tribute to the Holy Women of the Mystical Tradition

This past week, I have been traveling in Europe: Fatima, Lourdes, Avila, and soon enough up to Notre Dame in Paris. What a privilege it is to be in these places so near to the feasts of our Lady of Fatima (10/13) and St. Teresa of Avila (10/15)! Yes, two very important women in my […]

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What’s a Woman to Do in a Culture Gone Mad? Perhaps "Good Girls DC" has an Idea

March 25, 2012 23 Comments

We have discussed at length on this blog the sad state of our culture, particularly when it comes to questions of dating, sexuality, faith and marriage. For example, huge numbers of Americans, are postponing marriage, or never marrying at all. A recent article in Our Sunday Visitor presents stunning statistics about marriage: The number of […]

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How to Handle a Woman

November 30, 2010 57 Comments

When I speak on marriage or do marriage preparation work, I sometimes get accused of being tough on men. I plead guilty, with an explanation, or two. First of all I am a man and it’s just easier for me to speak firmly  to men. I tend to be more polite with women. Secondly, I […]

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Should Women Cover Their Heads in Church?

May 19, 2010 231 Comments

Now be of good cheer. This blog post is meant to be a light-hearted discussion of this matter. The bottom line is that the Church currently has NO rule on this matter and women are entirely free to wear a veil or a hat in Church or not. I thought I’d blog on this since […]

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Marriage and Womanhood

February 8, 2010 38 Comments
Marriage and Womanhood

This blog is a complement to Msgr. Pope’s January 4th blog, Marriage and Manhood. There, he laid out some ground rules for men concerning marriage. Fabulous blog, in my opinion! As a follow-up, I felt the need to encourage women to do their part as well. So with my own experiences and the input of […]

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Guest Blog – What it Means to Be a Woman – Sr. Maria Theotokos, SSVM

January 6, 2010 6 Comments

Sr. Maria Theotokos is a Religious Sister of the Congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. She resides with 25 other sisters in the Convent of my parish (See photo at right). This is a wonderful new order (founded 1988) of Religious Sisters who love the Lord, our Lady and the Church. They […]

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No door will ever close.

December 7, 2009 0 Comments
No door will ever close.

This is the screen saver on my computer at work. It is the facade of the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome. It depicts the women from Matthew’s Gospel and the story of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25).  The church sits in the middle of a bustling […]

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Fitness Magazines and Hot Wings

September 23, 2009 10 Comments
Fitness Magazines and Hot Wings

Once in a while my girlfriends and I get to talking about guys we’ve dated and the problem of pornography. Msgr. Pope discussed the main issue in his post about internet pornography, but I want to take the discussion a step further and explore some other places where porn lurks. Pornography: material that depicts erotic behavior and […]

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