Only a rightly-ordered heart feels grief

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  e know some couples who don't fight very much, but they don't seem to really enjoy each other, either. They more or less leave each other alone, with a sort of low-level, courteous disdain for each other's enthusiasms and flaws alike. They never experience the agony of rupture because they've carefully cordoned themselves off from any passionate unity. They are indifferent, because it's easier. And this indifference is a tragic waste of marriage.Read the rest at the … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Doctrine doesn’t change over the phone

Ring-ring. Hello? Hi, it's the Pope, and guess what? It's OPPOSITE DAY! From Conversations that didn't, won't, and wouldn't happen, vol. 836  … [Read more...]

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Help for divorced, celibate Catholics?

While everyone's twisting themselves into knots about how the Church should or should not respond to people who are divorced and remarried, there is another segment of the population who could use some attention:  people who are divorced and intend to remain celibate. I got this question from a female reader:Are there ANY resources for divorced Catholics that are trying to remain celibate?? It seems like most are geared toward teenagers. Chastity and celibacy aren't just manly issues e … [Read more...]

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