The Raphael Remedy

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I Was a Pathetic Teenager

I Was a Pathetic Teenager

I have many fond memories of my teen years.  But as much as I don’t enjoy getting older, I wouldn’t want to go back to those years for anything.  Or, let me rephrase that…I wouldn’t want to go back to who  I was in those years.  In plain English, I was pathetic…as were most of my friends.  

But How Can You Respect a Man When…?

In a previous article, I made the point that women need to respect men for who they are and not wait until they “earn it”.  A question posed to me in reply is a good one and worthy of consideration.  How do you respect a man who, by his own actions, or serious omissions, has lost your respect, or worse, earned your disrespect?  

Marriage Is A School of Sacrificial Love

Marriage Is A School of Sacrificial Love

One of the many blessings that flow from the Catholic Church’s unswerving stance against divorce – or better, for the permanence of marriage – is that the Catholic theology of marriage has a depth and richness rarely found in Protestant thought, and wholly foreign to secular thought.

Abortion Hurts, Jesus Heals

Abortion Hurts, Jesus Heals

“I killed my child,” the woman whispered in abject anguish as she was blessed with oil.  She was not alone in her heartache, as the entire room was overflowing with raw, palpable grief from those brave enough to share their regret from being involved in one or more abortions.