Tag: marriage

Thirty Years Ago Today

I wrote this four years ago.  Today my husband and I are celebrating 34 years of marriage: From today’s first reading: Brothers and sisters: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as... Read more »

What is the most effective way to preserve marriage?

What is the most effective way to preserve marriage?
What is the most effective way to preserve marriage?  How can Catholics preserve the sacrament of holy matrimony? My husband and I often talk about the disintegration of marriage.  My husband feels that the baby boomers (our generation) have destroyed marriage.  We were the ones who brought about free love, living together and the divorce... Read more »

If anything should ever happen to my marriage, you'll find me in a convent

If anything should ever happen to my marriage, you’ll find me in a convent.  I’m serious.  Before we got married, my husband-to-be told me he would never give me a divorce.  I shrugged and said, “Okay.”  I lovingly refer to it as our “pre-nup.” But if we were to ever split up, I am headed... Read more »

Sex, Love, and God: A Commentary from Fr. Barron

I’ll let Father talk. 😉

What God Has Joined: The Sanctity of Marriage

Scott Hahn’s reflection on today’s Gospel All conversion stories are fascinating to me, but Scott and Kimberly Hahn’s journey to the Catholic faith goes beyond conversion.  It tested the very core of their marriage.  If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you read their book, Rome Sweet Home:  Our Journey to Catholicism.  

Will You Eat at Chick-fil-A Today?

When I heard that Starbucks and Target had announced that they would be contributing to Gay and Lesbian causes, I was disappointed, but not surprised.  Businesses are usually terrified of any kind of boycott and they generally follow the money anyway.  It’s their right to contribute to the community or cause of their choice. My... Read more »

An Open Letter to Maria Shriver from a Concerned Catholic

Dear Maria, I have to preface this letter with the statement that I could care less (translation:  I don’t give a rat’s a$$) about celebrities, but I’ve been reading online that you are having second thoughts about divorcing your husband because of your religious beliefs.  As a Catholic, concerned about another Catholic, let me offer you... Read more »

Let's Talk About Marriage Being Hard

One of my colleagues here at ChicagoNow wrote an article about the lack of articles on marriage being a little tough.  I think I can address that. I’ve been married 29 years.  I have a wonderful husband.  He introduced me to the Catholic faith.  He has always worked to support our family which allowed me to... Read more »

So Not Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries: Elizabeth and Louis

Today’s feast day belongs to Elizabeth of Hungary and her husband, Louis of Thuringia.  They were married in 1221, had three children and were separated by death when Louis died of the plague in 1227.  Elizabeth survived him only by four short years. Both of royal blood (Louis was heir to the Central European duchy... Read more »

It Was 29 Years Ago Today

… that I took my father’s arm and walked down the aisle of St. Francis Xavier Church. Waiting for me at the altar was the man who introduced me to Jesus and the Catholic Church. I remember a lot about that day.  I remember that the weather was around 65 degrees and sunny.  I remember... Read more »