Marriage 101:  Marriage is Faithful

A complete gift of self to one’s spouse, in body and soul


Marriage 101:  The Three Essentials

Do you know the three goods, or “essentials,” of marriage?


Marriage 101: A Total Gift of Self

Marriage is a covenant, a complete gift of self. What does this mean?


Marriage 101: A School of Love

What is the one calling we all share, as people created in God’s image?


Marriage 101: Is Love a Feeling?

God created us for love… but is this love only a warm, mushy feeling that we can’t control?


Marriage 101 Intro

“Father, why should anyone listen to you? You’re not married.” The first post in a series on the meaning of marriage.


Jesus Wants to Be Your Valentine!

On Valentine’s Day, it is not the same to have just a phone call or a photo. If a woman’s husband is away on deployment, for example, she can think about him, look at a photo, or even talk to him on the phone. But as nice as these things are, she would much rather have her […]


Elmo Jesus?

Our culture celebrates his birthday, but often treats Jesus like Elmo.   The way he is often presented in our culture, you would think Jesus was just a nice guy who walked around telling everyone to love each other, like Elmo or other similar characters for children. But if one reads the story of the Lord’s […]


Football on an Ice Rink?

The difference between Christianity’s essentials and its traditions.


Five Years as a Priest!

Time flies by when you’re serving God! Today I celebrate five years of ordination as a priest. Thankfully, I can still say that I am so happy and grateful to be a priest! It has been a lot of fun being “captain of my own ship(s)” over the last year, so to speak, rather than being […]