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Is there more to a happy Catholic marriage than simply marrying a Catholic? In Four Things to Look for in a Potential Spouse, Allison Ricciardi makes the case that the faith may not be enough and discusses four things that must be present for a successful marriage. Related posts: Navigating Through a Sudden Break Up Aim Higher In Your Relationships The Pope and Our Dysfunctional Christian Family...read more
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We all know someone like this. No matter what they do or who they deal with they get the short end of it – or “screwed” to use a more popular phrase. I’m always amazed with certain people as it seems to be infallible for them. The mechanic, their boss, their coworkers, the doctor, the bank teller, the plumber, the contractor…you name it. They always seem to get screwed over despite the...read more
I didn’t have much faith formation as a kid. Sure, I went to catechism like most everyone else in those days but I don’t remember learning too much. I was a very shy and sensitive child and for some reason my best friend, Annette, and I were put in different classes – hers marked “A” and mine “B.” I can still remember the first day of orientation in the school gym, sitting in the bleachers...read more
As a people of faith we have hope even when the days around us seem darker than ever before. All that was once held dear in America is held in contempt and we see all manner of bedlam and anarchy on a rampage as we approach the presidential election. But, there is hope if we use the spiritual weapon Our Lady told us to use. Join me in being part of the solution: Join the Rosary Crusade for Our...read more
I remember it like it was yesterday…that shocking moment in the basement so long ago. I was probably about five or six and was with my mom looking for something when she made a casual comment that began with “when I was a little girl….” Now, I don’t remember her story but that line jumped out and has stayed with me until today. The absurdity of it crashed into my little mind. Mom…a little girl?...read more
Many good and intelligent people say they don’t believe in hell or the devil because God is good and forgiving and would never condemn anyone to unending suffering. Would a loving God truly send people to hell? It seems so contradictory, doesn’t it? Or is even hell a manifestation of God’s mercy? Allison Ricciardi explores this topic in God’s Not Mean So Hell’s Not Possible. Related posts:...read more
Heaven…our heart’s deepest longing and desire…or at least it should be. It’s hard to imagine what to really expect. We all have our own ideas and hopes about what it will be like. But the bottom line is the same for all of us: heaven will be a place of unending happiness and bliss. Scripture gives us this hope: no more weeping or mourning and every tear will be wiped away. So how are we to know...read more
In this day and age, financial stress, parenting issues, disagreements over work-and-home balance, social media temptations, pornography and an array of other issues all have the potential to lead a couple down the road to infidelity. Discovering your spouse has had an extramarital affair is heartrending. The sense of betrayal, loss of trust and the sting of deception can be overwhelming. Can a...read more
It doesn’t come naturally to pray for someone who has hurt you but it is exactly what Jesus asks us to do. There’s good psychology behind it though. Read Two Reasons to Pray For Those Who Hurt You written by Allison Ricciardi, LMHC and discover why what doesn’t seem natural, nor easy, is for your best. Related posts: Be Part of the Solution with the Rosary Crusade Key Components of Effective...read more
The concept of manhood being synonymous with godliness is not a concept that is largely supported in today’s culture. The culture is at war with the family, especially its youngest and most vulnerable members. Our boys are bombarded with harmful and enticing messages from movies and television, from the rock-music industry, from the advocates of so-called safe-sex ideology, and from the...read more