A Saint with a Profoundly Happy Marriage

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Monday (Nov. 17) is the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI said of her: Elizabeth’s marriage was profoundly happy: she helped her husband to raise his human qualities to a supernatural level and he, in exchange, stood up for his wife’s generosity to the poor and for her religious practices. [Read More...]

Creating and Sustaining, a Healthy Marriage

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“Love is simple.” “Love is love.” Is it any wonder young people feel lost in love? They are often left without solid wisdom, models, and experience. Is it any wonder they’re not getting married, having seen too many marriages fail and living in a culture of extravagant, unrealistically unfair and unjust expectations and harmful advice? [Read More...]

Sharing Truth in Love

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A beautiful reflection from a young man who has been answering a call to try to help on the most neuralgic of issues; Ryan Anderson speaking at an Alliance Defending Freedom event: America is the only country that is founded on a proposition, on a proposition about rights and liberties, not only of Americans but [Read More...]

Marriage and the Supremes: What to Read

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Some links around the web today: First, National Review Online‘s editorial: The real argument for continuing to treat marriage as the union of a man and a woman is that marriage and marriage law exist to channel sexual behavior in a way that promotes the flourishing of children. They exist, that is, to solve a [Read More...]

Pope Benedict, the Catholic Church and the Dignity of Man

I love this video from Monday: George Weigel keeps his eye on the prize here. This is a good model of communicating in uncertain times, subtly and clearly communicating Gospel truth with fraternal love. That’s what we’ve been trying to do with Catholic Voices USA — help people who love the Catholic Church do just [Read More...]

The Object of My Affection, 2013 Remake

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This might be on your mind already because Valentine’s Day is this week, but here’s an action item: Invite a married couple to drop their kids off for the night some night, invite some single men and women from work or church to dinner with some others for dinner. Do something to support marriage, to [Read More...]

JPII on Marriage

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From a homily at a Mass for families in 1986: To wed, for two Christians, is first and foremost an act of faith; it is a way to transfer their human love into the supernatural order, it is an entrusting of their love to God, so that God himself will take it into his care, [Read More...]

CUA, Times Two

My alma mater, the Catholic University of America, makes two appearances in today’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section today.  Neither couple was married in a Catholic Church, but it’s also not clear that they are Catholic, just some Catholic schooling. And Catholic schools do serve all. Prayers for their lives and their openness to the [Read More...]


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