The Devastating Effects of a Husband Addicted to Porn

By Susan Ciancio / July 28, 2021 /
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The realization is like a slap in the face. You feel humiliated. You’re embarrassed. You can’t believe this is happening to you and your husband. Over the past few months, you have had a sneaking suspicion that your husband not only watches porn but is addicted. And now that stark reality is staring at you,…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part VII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / July 23, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Later articles in this series: Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X:…

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What Percentage of Marriages Survive Infidelity?

By Susan Ciancio / July 14, 2021 /

You say your “I dos,” you excitedly build a life together, you have children, you buy a house, you go to work, and then the unimaginable happens. You find out that your spouse has cheated on you. The life you built comes crashing down. You feel shattered, broken, and betrayed. Sometimes it even feels like…

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Love and Fertility

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / May 12, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage   In our previous article…

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The Sacrament of Marriage

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / April 23, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God Next article in this series: Love and Fertility  …

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The Wonder of Natural Family Planning

By Brian Clowes, PhD / March 31, 2021 /
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What is NFP? Natural family planning (NFP), often referred to as fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), is based upon pinpointing the fertile times in a woman’s body by observing and charting the natural signs in her menstrual cycle. There are several different ways to classify the primary methods of natural family planning. Some of these definitions…

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Why the Church Protects Human Sexuality and Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 29, 2021 /

A few days ago the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) somehow captured global headlines for doing something that is not particularly noteworthy, and certainly not surprising. In a brief statement – called a Responsum – the CDF responded to a question about whether or not the Church can offer “blessings” to…

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Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / March 26, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Next articles in this series: The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility   In our previous article, we…

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5 Infertility Support Groups for Catholics

By Susan Ciancio / March 10, 2021 /
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Infertility affects about 6.7 million people each year. That’s one out of every eight couples. The crushing effects of being unable to conceive a baby can lead to loneliness, depression, anger, and heartache. If you’re carrying the cross of infertility, know that you do not carry it alone. God is always with you. And He…

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8 Uplifting Bible Verses for Couples Struggling with Infertility

By Susan Ciancio / March 3, 2021 /
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Every year, millions of women are devastated to learn that they either have difficulty conceiving a baby or that they’re infertile. While being part of such a large group often makes people feel included and comfortable, being a part of this particular group does the opposite. It makes women feel incredibly alone. The desire for a…

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