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Preparación Matrimonial

Marriage Prep | Preparación Matrimonial en español Marriage Prep Checklist | Additional and Post-Marriage Prep Resources Las clases Diocesanas de Preparación Matrimonial están diseñadas para motivar, enriquecer y presentar la belleza de las enseñanzas de nuestra fe. Utilice esta página para informarse y para inscribirse en las clases requeridas. Se ofrecen varias… Read More »

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable 

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable. Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced… Read More »

13 Reasons Why

There has been much discussion on the new series “13 Reasons Why.” The series focuses on the suicide of a high school student. Here are some good analyses of the show and resources you may find helpful regarding suicide prevention. Feel free to pass this post along to parents you… Read More »

I Get Thomas

I get Thomas. I get why he needed to see the wounds. Like you, I struggle. I doubt. I wonder. I’ve put all my eggs in this basket, after all, and there are moments I look up and think, “This better be true.” I think we all do. All honest… Read More »

Additional Marriage Resources

Marriage Prep | Preparación Matrimonial en español Marriage Prep Checklist | Additional and Post-Marriage Prep Resources Additional Marriage Resources Articles • Q&A: Can Catholics get married outside a Catholic Church? • The one thing you need to do to make sure your child marries well Post-Marriage Prep Resources Continue to grow your faith with… Read More »

Official Institute Prayer Released

The official prayer of The Leadership Institute has been promulgated by Bishop Frank Caggiano and will be distributed for the first time at the Institute’s launch on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. A collaborative effort among theologians, diocesan leaders, and supporters of the Institute, the prayer asks for God to bless… Read More »

Marriage Preparation Checklist

Marriage Prep | Preparación Matrimonial en español Marriage Prep Checklist | Additional and Post-Marriage Prep Resources Marriage Preparation Checklist Initial Contact with Priest (or Deacon) Between 6 to 12 months prior to your proposed wedding date. Meet with your parish priest or deacon, even if they will not be the ones celebrating… Read More »

Signs

In the Gospel reading from Matthew, we hear some of the scribes and Pharisees demand of Jesus, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” Wouldn’t that be nice? As violence begets more violence and the world seems to go indiscriminately mad around us, wouldn’t it be great to get… Read More »

The Ditch

I’ve been thinking about the Gospel reading of the Good Samaritan. It is one of my favorite parables and I used to love when it would come up in class when I was teaching. But as I reflect on the events of the last year or so, the parable has taken… Read More »