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St. Raymond Nonnatus: Healing Prayers for the Divorced

October 4, AD2017 1 Comment
St. Raymond Nonnatus: Healing Prayers for the Divorced

St. Raymond Nonnatus is a saint from the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy or the Mercedarian Order and was born in 1204 in Barcelona, Spain. He is called Nonnatus or “not born” referring to his Caesarean section birth. Since his mother died while giving birth to him, Nonnatus is the patron saint […]

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The Enduring Perils of Divorce With Dr. Diane Medved

June 13, AD2017 6 Comments
The Enduring Perils of Divorce With Dr. Diane Medved

God says he hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). Jesus tells his followers that Moses only permitted divorce because of the hardness of their hearts and that divorce and remarriage constituted adultery (Matthew 19). Yet our culture has become more and more pro-divorce since no fault divorces laws were first passed (under Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1969). […]

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The Catholic Church CAN Help Single Parents

April 29, AD2017 10 Comments
The Catholic Church CAN Help Single Parents

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but for many faithful Catholics the picture perfect, Hallmark version of Mother’s Day will never happen. For many single moms, Mother’s Day is another day of housework, quibbling children, stress, and exhaustion exacerbated by misplaced hopes that this Mother’s Day will be special. For faithful, abandoned single dads, Mother’s Day is […]

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January Doesn’t Have to Mean Divorce

January 26, AD2017 2 Comments
January Doesn’t Have to Mean Divorce

The new year follows Advent, a time to look forward and back, and Christmas, a time to celebrate the birth of hope and love. These holy seasons are meant for joyous celebration, yet for many they are seasons of stress, sharply contrasting darkness and pain, with twinkling lights and festive merrymaking. During this period, many look to the past and […]

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Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

November 4, AD2016 34 Comments
Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

Travelling to my second school drop-off the other day, I was listening to the Patrick Madrid Show and he was discussing the Fatima apparitions, the breakdown of marriages, and divorce’s impact on families. My daughter, 13, was sitting next to me. We were both quiet, so I inquired if she was listening, and she said, […]

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See Something? Say Something.

June 6, AD2016 9 Comments
See Something? Say Something.

Ask any New Yorker, in our post 9-11 world, what “See something? Say something,” means and they’ll tell you. It’s actually a very simple idea that saves lives. See a package left unattended? Tell someone who can do something about it. See a backpack by itself on the floor of the train? Say something about it. See a […]

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You Can Help a Single Mom This Mother’s Day

May 3, AD2016 2 Comments
You Can Help a Single Mom This Mother’s Day

The first few Mother’s Days after my husband left weren’t easy. They weren’t peaceful or restful. They weren’t celebrations for the beauty that is womanhood. They weren’t shows of appreciation for the gift that is motherhood. Mother’s Day Isn’t Easy for a Single Mom Mother’s Day was tiring and stressful, just like every other day. I got up early, […]

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In God We Trust & the Death of Antonin Scalia

March 19, AD2016 4 Comments
In God We Trust & the Death of Antonin Scalia

I sat in the courtroom. The papers I held in my hand dictated the inevitable. There was nothing I could do about it, and I sat watching and waiting for my turn to be called. I didn’t know it would be like this. Who could have? This is sitting in a crowded courtroom on hard benches in front of […]

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Divorce: A Time for New Beginnings

December 30, AD2015 6 Comments
Divorce: A Time for New Beginnings

We think of spring as a time of new beginnings. The air warms up, the trees bud, and creatures big and small emerge from a long winter’s nap. December, on the other hand, brings the first day of winter and marks the beginning of a three-month shutdown for much of the globe. In my corner of […]

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The Catholic “Man-Crisis” Matters

December 14, AD2015 84 Comments
The Catholic “Man-Crisis” Matters

There is a serious Catholic “man-crisis.” One in three baptized Catholic men in the U.S. have left the Church. Of those men who remain Catholic, only about 1 in 4 Catholic men consider themselves to be “practicing Catholics.” The Catholic “man-crisis” matters for it hurts, men, women, children, parishes and society. Here’s why: The majority […]

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Faith + Humour = 36 Years of Marriage

November 17, AD2015 10 Comments
Faith + Humour = 36 Years of Marriage

My husband, Michael, and I have been married for 36 years, and we are happy and still in love. Surprisingly, we have become one in reality, deeply in tune with each other’s spirits even though we are still opposites in personality. Our tangible joy is inexplicable through secular eyes, because from all outward appearances our life […]

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Dear Cardinal Kasper – What Remarriage Really Says to the Divorced

October 25, AD2015 8 Comments
Dear Cardinal Kasper – What Remarriage Really Says to the Divorced

Dear Cardinal Kasper, There’s something I don’t think you understand about the whole divorce, remarriage without an annulment,  and receiving the Eucharist thing. There are many who say you want to change Church doctrine. I am hoping there is less to it than that. I am hoping you are a man, human as we all […]

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What God has Joined Together: Divorce, Annulment, and the Miracle of Marriage

September 27, AD2015 8 Comments
What God has Joined Together: Divorce, Annulment, and the Miracle of Marriage

  Click here to listen to this article read by the author DIVORCE In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 19:3-6, we find this exchange: Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him, saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?” He said in reply, “Have you not read that […]

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Why Do We Still Expect Marital Fidelity?

August 27, AD2015 7 Comments
Why Do We Still Expect Marital Fidelity?

  The fallout from the Ashley Madison “data dump” has only begun. Much of the media attention has focused on B-list celebrity Josh Duggar, from his parents’ broken hearts to the inevitable amateur long-distance psychoanalysis and condemnations of the purity movement. However, sidebars do go into the hundreds of federal employees who have accessed the […]

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Burned By Love – Divorced Catholics , Valentine’s Day and Agape Love

February 14, AD2015 3 Comments
Burned By Love – Divorced Catholics , Valentine’s Day and Agape Love

Who doesn’t want love? After basic physical needs of water, food, and shelter, one of the most basic human needs is love. Each of us wants to know love. Each of us wants to be loved. Each of us wants to love another. The human longing for love is normal and good, but for those who […]

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The Modern Family and the Holy Family

January 19, AD2015 2 Comments
The Modern Family and the Holy Family

Only a few short weeks ago, Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family. We celebrated the quiet strength of Saint Joseph, the head of the family, the faithful devotion of Mary, full of Grace, and the completion of the family in Jesus Christ, the blessed child they raised. The family in the form of husband, […]

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