100 Ways to Rebuild the Culture of Life

Family Celebrate life: birthdays, name days, anniversaries. Celebrate the living. Spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Get your marriage right. Seek spiritual direction if you need to, as individuals or as a couple. Have kids, have more kids, adopt,...

Christianity vs. The New Orthodoxy

SELF Then: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 Now: Me + Feelings + Hormones + Surgery = Gender-fluid I create myself. MARRIAGE Then: When he brought her to the man, the man...

The Pope Didn’t Say “Divorce”

What he said: Dear Brothers and Sisters: We know well that every family on occasion suffers moments when one family member offends another. Through our words, actions, or omissions, instead of expressing love for our spouse or children, we can sometimes diminish or...

Life-Making, A Story

Part 2 is up over at Fathers for Good — wherein I talk about marriage. Great love stories often involve tremendous conflict and heroic resolution. By that standard, the story of my husband and me is pretty run-of-the-mill. I hesitate to write this column because...

Getting To Yes

When my family migrated to the United States in 1986, I had no idea what God had in store for me. I didn’t want to go. I wanted to finish college and settle down with whomever God had picked out for me, at age 27, after a courtship of at least five years… but God...