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...

A World of Illiteracy

What God writes in the skies, the oceans, the wind, and the rain provides a glimpse of his purpose for our lives, rooted in his incomparably generous love. Since we are made in his image, this love gives meaning to our lives, so it makes sense to be on the lookout for signs of his presence in the world...

Follow in the Footprints of Jesus

The very first phrase in the Franciscan Rule reads, “The Rule and life of the Friars Minor is this, namely, to observe the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Discover Christ in the Gospels and all of Scripture and in a prayerful way get deeper and deeper into his mind and heart, and then you...

Understanding the Two Sides of 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. The Italians have a beautiful expression for love: ti voglio bene. Though commonly translated as “I love you,” ti voglio bene more literally means “I wish...

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,...

Winter Finally Arrived

Here in Cincinnati, Ohio, the weather has turned colder. Winter finally arrived. Until last week it appeared that we might have a very mild winter. We had little snow, only flurries, and a couple days when rain turned to sleet and then a bit of snow. But nothing really serious, until the arrival of cold...

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