Declare 2020 the Year for Marriage & the Family in Your Parish

As a young priest in Poland, Saint John Paul ll, then Father Wojtyla, became very close to a circle of young people while serving as a chaplain to university students in Krakow. As they married and had children, their families received spiritual and pastoral guidance from Father Wojtyla that would inform his work well into his years as Pope John Paul ll.…

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.  …