Any Friend of Brandon Vogt’s is a Friend of Mine

Brandon writes: You probably know the Church is holding a Synod on the Family. The gathering was called to discuss new ways to strengthen families and encourage faithful marriages. But even considering the Synod, I think the most beautiful, edifying words on marriage to emerge this year came through this must-read article: Let Me Now [Read More...]

Gigantic Pro-Family Demonstration in Paris

A reader writes: I just had to drop you a line to share this with you. Last week, my wife and I were in France on a business trip and, on our last day, happened to run into a massive protest in Paris by La Manif Pour Tous, the French group which stands up for [Read More...]

Greg Willits writes

As most of you know, I now work for the Archdiocese of Denver as the Director of the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries. Recently, Archbishop Aquila released a pastoral letter called “Family: Become What You Are.” In addition to this letter, my office was challenged with coming up with several new resources to [Read More...]

If We Oppose Abortion *and* Social Safety Nets

…we don’t really oppose abortion: Women with incomes at less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level accounted for 42.4 percent of abortions between 2000 and 2008, while only roughly 15 percent of people total live under the federal poverty line. It is challenging to say how many of these women would not have elected to have abortions [Read More...]

A Reader Wonders about Some of the Marriagey passages in the NT

He writes: How does the Church interpret the following scriptural passages pertaining to men as head of their families? Do you know of a good book or article that explains what the Magisterium says about how to construe them? Eph 5.21-28 “21 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, be [Read More...]

Catholic Social Teaching and the Icon of the Family

According to Catholic teaching, one of our principal functions as laypeople in the Church is participation in the secular world and renewing the face of the earth. However, many lay members of the Church remain perplexed by Catholic social teaching and how to view the American political scene in relation to it. To some, the [Read More...]

The Family as the Icon of the Holy Trinity

We Catholic Patheosi, in anticipation of the Synod on the Family, will be holding a little synod of our own over the next few days, discussing the Catholic understanding of the family.  Accordingly, I’m posting a little two parter I hope will be useful in situating the family in the Church’s theology and in helping [Read More...]

For My Sweetie

I love you and I don’t carrot all who knows it! I will always root for you! [Read more...]

No Fault Divorce in Practice…

…means that when a woman gets ill, her husband can ditch her for a younger model–and it’s not his fault! No Fault Divorce: the Ultimate Oxymoron [Read more...]

Hey Western Washington!

Come to the Family Life Conference at St. Pius X parish in Mountlake Terrace tomorrow! Click on the pretty picture for more info!  See  you tomorrow! [Read more...]

This is a Mockery of the Sacred Institution of Gay Marriage!

Man marries pillow. [Read more...]

Interesting Question About the Sacrament of Marriage

A reader writes: I have enthusiastically read your blog for some time now. I greatly enjoy it. Anyway, I hope you can answer a question I’ve been struggling with. As I was pondering the sacrament of confirmation, and how the Eastern Church delivers it to infants, it led me to a particular point about sacraments. [Read More...]


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