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By Christopher West
The best way for us to find true meaning for ourselves is to learn from our origins. That means learning from God—and learning from sexuality, because God and sexuality are closely connected in our origins. Christopher West explains how we need to understand this connection in order to understand our sexuality, our whole being, and our relationship with God. More

By Thomas Storck
Supporting the family means more than just opposing the usual anti-family suspects in the culture.

By John Grabowski
Some Catholic priests today seem reluctant to preach about Church teaching on matters of sexual morality, and particularly on birth control. John Grabowski takes us through the recent history of Catholic thought on sexuality, so that we can see where the roots of this reluctance are—and why it is so dangerous. More

By Christopher West
What if we could find a cure for a sickness that affects the whole world?

From everyday unkindness to shocking atrocities, human beings often seem to be diseased in the way they treat each other. At the same time, it appears almost impossible for us to solve these problems, or even find the roots of all the problems. John Paul II tells us that not only is this possible, but there is really one root, and one surprising cure: learning and living the truth of our sexuality. More

By Harold Burke-Sivers
Some reflections on perhaps the central question of popular music—What is love?

By Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

By Ruth Hayes-Barba, LCSW
Don’t assume memory loss and confusion are a normal part of aging—they’re not.

Despite popular notions (and fears), many, if not most incidences of memory loss or confusion in aging people are either temporary and/or treatable. A great variety of medical, physical, and environmental causes can produce these symptoms—what is needed is a correct diagnosis once these symptoms appear, rather than jumping to the conclusion that a more serious, and inevitable, condition exists. Of course, a thorough diagnosis will also give an indication of a more serious condition, if one exists. More

By Thomas Storck
Our society has stood the whole question of marriage on its head.

By Jay Wonacott
Ministry to the aging involves everyone, not only as caregivers, but as recipients of their wisdom.

By Angela Maupin
Healing the wounds in family life is just as necessary as healing wounds in the body.

No one likes the destruction of families in society, and problems in our own family can be devastating. We don’t have to accept destruction of families and just live with it. In fact, for Christians that isn’t even a real option. Family life is sacred, and Christians are called to live out the beauty and dignity of the family communion, and to help others to live in the same way, so that the true sacred nature of the family can be realized in our world today. More

By Thomas Storck
The practice of modesty is actually an exercise in solidarity.

Modesty is not a very common topic of sermons these days—let alone of day-to-day discussion. Nevertheless, it is critically needed in a society so characterized by sexual excess. A woman who practices modesty in her bearing and dress is actually caring for men, helping them to chastely moderate their own natural inclinations and attractions towards women. To be sure, there is nothing wrong with sexual desire, in its proper context—after all, it is God-given. However, modesty helps everyone—men and women—keep sexual desire in that proper context. More

Raphael’s Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John
By Fr. Richard Welch, CSSR, JCD
Six strong arguments for Catholic homeschooling

By John Grabowski
The effects of the “sexual revolution” and an appeal for a new view of sex

Is sex just about ecstatic release and personal fulfillment—or does it have a deeper role in God’s plan for the human person? Dr. Grabowski outlines the consequences of contemporary American views of sexuality, and argues for a revision of these views. Using Peter Gardella’s book, Innocent Ecstacy, Grabowski describes the complex of historical and present-day factors that have shaped Americans’ view of sex, rendering chastity nonsensical in most people’s eyes, and even sex itself unable to fulfill its own lofty promises. More

By Thomas Storck

By Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

By Joseph Atkinson


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