Self-Giving Love

Our guest blogger today is Edward Sri, author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. One of the chief hallmarks of the objective aspect of love is the gift of self. John Paul II teaches that what makes betrothed (married) love different...

Why I’m Still Catholic

It was an honest question. After listening to me recount all my frustrations with the Catholic Church one night after dinner, my sister-in-law, who is not Catholic, asked me very honestly, “So then why do you stay?” The question stopped me in my tracks. At first I bristled a little at the question,...

Building Trust, Intimacy, and a Mature Love

Our guest blogger is Edward Sri, author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. It is routinely pointed out that about half of all marriages end in divorce. But what is not often discussed is the other half of the equation: the marriages...

Three Kinds of Friendship

Our guest blogger today is Edward Sri, author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. According to Aristotle, there are three kinds of friendship based on three kinds of affection that unite people. First, in a friendship of utility, the...

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love

Our guest blogger today is Edward Sri, author of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. “This is dangerous. Don’t let my wife see this!” That’s how a friend of mine jokingly responded when he first came across the challenging...

Pope Francis: ‘Build Mercy in the Home’

The following are excerpts from The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis. Instruments of God’s Mercy The mission that awaits us is of course challenging, but with the guidance of the Holy Spirit it becomes an exciting one. We all experience our poverty and weakness in taking the precious...

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