Yes, You CAN Raise Faithful Kids

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What are your chances your children will own their faith?  Answer these 5 questions in my inaugural post in the National Catholic Register! For the Catholic parent, there is no more important task than communicating our faith to our children. That doesn’t just mean teaching our kids Catholic prayers and rituals. It means teaching them how to have a meaningful and personal relationship with God. How to think and act morally. How to love rightly and intimately. How to celebrate and live life as th … [Read more...]

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Good Without God: Part 3 in My Head-To-Head Debate with John Mark Reynolds

This post is part of a feature from Patheos called Head to Head where our best minds debate the big questions of the day.This week, I'm debating the Evangelical Channel's John Mark N. Reynolds. The question: is a deity necessary for morality?This week's question was inspired by Patheos Atheist writer Peter Mosley's story on Theism's Morality Glitch.This is part three in my Patheos Head-to-Head debate with Philosopher John Mark Reynolds of Eidos Blog.  I am responding to his post, … [Read more...]

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Dr. Strangelove (OR) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Natural Family Planning. (Part III in a Series)

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This is the third post in my series titled, The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Burden of Natural Family Planning which attempts to propose some practical and sensitive avenues for addressing the struggles many couples have with NFP.  Click the links for Part One and Part Two.It isn't unusual in NFP circles to run into faithful, devout, well-intentioned people who use NFP but live in a constant state of fear about it.  Sometimes they are concerned about the method for health reasons (e … [Read more...]

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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 about asking the powers-that-be to revise it because my first reaction was, "Well, of course, God is necessary for morality!  God is necessary for everything!"  But I didn't get the sense that's really … [Read more...]

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

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 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 concrete. I wouldn't say, for example, that single parents have a responsibility to search for a spouse, or that the mom in Secondhand Lions was necessarily wrong to have her uncles raise her son. If SSM were ever banned again, should the state be empowered to take children from those households and place … [Read more...]

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

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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 ride.I am honored to serve on the board of Holy Cross Family Ministries, the organization that carries on the legacy of Servant of God, Fr. Patrick "the family that prays together, stays together" Peyton, CSC. and promotes both family prayer and family well-being throughout the world. HCFM … [Read more...]

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How Much Does God Love You? THIS Much! Why the Feast of the Sacred Heart Matters To You Today.

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The following reflection on the significance of this Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an excerpt from my newest book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart.God loves you so much! It sounds so trite to say it in such simple words, but it is so infinitely true!  God's love is so deep, so powerful, so profound, it is often simply easier to passively ignore it than try to actively comprehend it.By analogy, on a purely human level, I often feel frustrated … [Read more...]

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My Talk with National Review’s Kathryn Lopez on “Broken Gods.”

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National Review's Kathryn Lopez recently interviewed me on my most recent book, Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart.  Take a look!What does God see when He looks at you? That’s a main question Gregory K. Popcak asks and answers in his new book Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart. Popcak, executive director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, talks below about the book and some of the prospects its raises for a beautiful lif … [Read more...]

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