The Beauty of Marriage

Today I had the distinct pleasure of returning to a parish where I served as pastor for nine years to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony for a lovely couple. The groom was only 15 years old when I arrived in 1998 as pastor. I quickly came to know and Read more…

Marriage and Family

After “missing a step” on the stairs, and falling down the rest this morning, I’m now “wide awake”!  (I’ll be a little sore, but I’m fine.)  Such missteps do have consequences.  One such “misstep” of present day society is the topic of a newly released Pew survey regarding marriage.  According Read more…

Celibacy For The Kingdom

In Today’s Gospel, we hear the challenging words of Jesus regarding marriage and divorce.  After being asked by his disciples why Moses allowed divorce, Jesus replied:  Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.  I say Read more…