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New Study Quantifies Spiritual Health Crisis in Catholic Families

My latest article for OSV's Daily Take If your child came home from school with a test grade of 22 percent would you be concerned? How about 17 percent or 13 percent? Sadly, new research by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown found that similar numbers reflect … [Read More...]

Can We Be Moral Without God P.2.

This post is part two in my Head to Head debate with John Mark Reynolds on whether one can be moral without God.  My position is that one can be moral without believing in God.  John is arguing the opposite.When we were first assigned the question, "Is a deity necessary for morality" I thought a … [Read More...]

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BE NOT AFRAID! Raising Faithful, Moral Kids in a World Gone Mad.

I've been hearing from a lot of parents who, especially in the wake of SCOTUS decision on gay marriage have serious concerns about raising faithful, moral kids in the present culture.  It's never been … [Read More...]

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Children Have a Right To a Mother and a Father? What Does That Even MEAN?!?

 A colleague sent me the following question today."I've heard Pope Francis and others say that children have a right to a mom and dad, but I don't know what that means in the … [Read More...]

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When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough. 3 Keys to Healing Your Hurting Heart

We've all had times when it was hard to forgive someone for having hurt us or when our attempts to gain someone else's forgiveness have fallen flat.Heart HealthSometimes,  "I'm sorry" isn't … [Read More...]

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Fix Your Fussy Eater in 3 Easy Steps

Lisa and I get a lot of calls from listeners to More2Life Radio who are being driven crazy by their little fussy eaters.  It's an emotional issue for parents.  The good news is that when parents can r … [Read More...]

What Did YOUR Pastor Say About Gay Marriage in Church Today?

I'm interested in the experience of Catholic across the country.  Did you pastor address the SCOTUS decision in favor of gay marriage? If so, what did he say?   If not, how do you feel about your p … [Read More...]

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Gay Marriage: Getting the Conversation Right is More Important than Ever

Today, SCOTUS ruled 5-4 in favor of Gay marriage.  It is a devastating blow, not only to the Marriage Reality Movement but to the Christian understanding of reality itself.  For the secular culture, p … [Read More...]

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Catholic Families in Crisis: New Study Finds Catholic Homes Are Spiritually Bankrupt.

The Church teaches that family life is the basic unit of society and that as the family goes, so goes the Church.  If that's true, then we should all buckle our seatbelts, because we're in for a bumpy … [Read More...]

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Pope Francis on Marriage, “Marital Wounds Hurt Children.”

Pope Francis made some powerful observations about the importance of working to create strong marriages."Dear Brothers and Sisters: We know well that every family on occasion suffers moments when … [Read More...]


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