By: Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

I just drove over two thousand miles in two weeks presenting Theology of the Body (TOB) one-day seminars for Teachers in Ohio, Kentucky and Arkansas who will be teaching “Rooted” – the Ruah Woods TOB Curriculum – in their respective schools this year.…

Pornography – Every Parent’s Battle

by Jack Rigert, Director, JPll RC

The opposite of love is not hate.  The opposite of love is to grasp, to use another…the opposite of love is pornography.

Today one of the leading porn websites – and there are thousands upon thousands of others – will have 100 million visitors viewing hardcore pornography. …

Encounter Him… Stay in the “Ache”

By Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

During early spring cleaning last week, I pulled my original backpack out of the attic for the last time. I purchased it, the best model I could afford in 1973, and it has served me well and often over the years, but it’s showing its age and the time has come for a lighter, newer model.  …

Life in Abundance

By: Jack Rigert, Director of JPII Renewal Center

While attending morning Mass on All Saints Day, I had a flashback to some not so saintly times in my life. In what seemed like an instant I realized how broken I was.…

The Pendulum May Be Reaching Its Outer Limit

By: Jack Rigert, Director of John Paul II Renewal Center

One of my favorite roles is speaking with parents of young children. There is something about the challenge of raising children in a world seemingly gone mad that motivates parents, even the ones who haven’t thought about the meaning and purpose of life in a while.…