Lenten Intentions

Ash Wednesday came and went and thus began the liturgical season of Lent. Every year I see people create short term, personal goals for themselves during Lent. Similar to New Years except these goals are only for 40 days and should focus on improving your relationship with God.…

He Created Them Male and Female and Blessed Them

“Man and woman were made ‘for each other’ … He created them to be a communion of persons, in which each can be ‘helpmate’ to the other, for they are equal as persons and complementary as masculine and feminine.” (CCC 372)

Pope Francis recently made a few remarks about women in which he tried to describe the phenomena that I observed over and again when I was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

A Family-Friendly Guide to Sex Education

Written By:  Leila Marie Lawler

“How do I answer my children’s questions about what they hear on the news?” “How do I parent in a post-Obergefell world?” “My childhood was far from innocent. How do I raise my children?”

Parents want answers: I’m writing here to propose a few thoughts on human nature and to suggest some reading that puts parents in touch with the mind of the Church on the subject of sex education.…



You are never going to believe this. Guess what COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE posted on Snapchat! A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY REFERENCE.

Get this. Cosmo’s Snapchat Story featured an article titled, “I’m waiting until marriage – This is what my dating life is like”

Way to go, “Sara*, 22”!…

Science, Faith…and Love

Steve, a scientist, attended a class I taught for parents of students in our Religious Education program. One day I opened up the class by asking if any of them had a question or comment they cared to share.

Steve soon let it be known that he was struggling with his faith and said, “As a scientist I collect data, then observe and measure it.” After he and I spent some time discussing what science can and cannot do, we agreed on a number of points.…

Living the Year of Mercy at Home- The Corporal Works of Mommy and Daddy!

(Article originally posted at Dr. Greg’s patheos.com blog…)

Pope Francis has declared this to be a Year of Mercy but…so what?  What does it mean to be merciful?  And what difference does this year make to families?

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy illustrate that mercy meanstreating others in a way that allows them to see their worth in God’s eyes.