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This makes me think… about the genius of Benedict, and the clarity of his teaching…and the meaning of life

Benedict XVI is a biblical scholar and an expert in Augustine’s writing and teaching. This section of his encyclical, Spe Salvi, is simple and profound, much like Augustine himself would teach. ::: 27. [I]t is true that anyone who does not know God, even though he may entertain all kinds of hopes, is ultimately without…

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This Makes Me Think… about God’s role in my marriage

It takes three to make Love in Heaven —  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It takes three for Heaven to make love to earth — God, Man, and Mary, through whom God became Man. It takes three to make love in the Holy Family — Mary, and Joseph, and the consummation of their love, Jesus….

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On the heels of my post “The Art of the Love Letter”, let’s hear it for acts of kindness in Marriage!

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wrote “The Art of the Love Letter” last week to give men —  who think they’d rather show their love instead of talk about it — an insight into the heart of many women for whom the words of love are important. Yes, even long past the “honeymoon” stage of…

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The Art of the Love Letter: Tips for husbands and husbands-to-be as Valentine’s Day Approaches

In which I kind of get to brag on my husband a little as I encourage men to commit their love to paper in honor of St Valentine… In the rush to go green and paperless, and in the never ending screen-related communication that we face daily, the love letter will never lose its power….

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This makes me think… how futile it is to rely on my own power, when God’s power is so abundant…

[Describing the parable of the mustard seed, Benedict XVI preaches… ] it breaks open to give life to a sprout that can break through the ground, coming out into the sunlight and growing until it becomes ‘the greatest of all shrubs’: the seed’s weakness is its strength, its break open is its power. Thus the…

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The 7 Best Books for Women by Women (and one Priest) from 2012

(Okay, so that’s really an 8-book list.) If you listen my podcast, Among Women, you know I have a passion for three things: first, to encourage women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and their Catholic faith; second, to celebrate the beauty and genius of their womanhood; and third, to call women to…

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Among Women Podcast # 152: Rooted in the Love of God

In this week’s episode of Among Women we look at the faith and testimony of St Catherine of Genoa, one of the Christian mystics from the Middle Ages who, despite heartaches and depression in her life, went on to live a life of heroic love of God and service to others. Today I’m also joined by…

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30 years ago I said “I do”. Here’s a recap on faith, grace, sex, kids, and love…

Bob and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this week. Dang! Has it been that long? It went by so fast!  My latest column at Patheos is a look back, and a testament to the graces of living the Sacrament of Matrimony these thirty years. It’s one part our experience, one part what we have learned,…

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