Growing up, I didn’t feel like I belonged in the Catholic Church. Since I experienced physical attractions towards other men, I felt far too broken and “dirty” to ever find myself sitting in the pews at Sunday Mass. I despised God. I despised His Church and its “restrictive” teachings on homosexuality. And yet, even amidst the deep distance that I drilled between the Lord and I, Jesus patiently waited for me to return home to Him.Read more
I’d like to share with you a story.
There was once a man who, from a young age, possessed the gift of great intellectual ability. During the time his peers were learning to walk, he was learning to speak. When his peers were learning to speak, he was learning to compose sentences and calculate equations. When his peers were learning to compose sentences and calculate equations, he was learning to hold his own in argument and debate. His remarkable aptitude rendered him an intellectual prodigy, no doubt! By the time he was a man, there was no one who could surpass him in debate, and his knowledge surpassed all others in leaps and bounds.Read more
I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through a Pro-Life conversation before without someone saying “Men shouldn’t tell women what to do with their bodies,” or accusing men of being misogynists (or worse than that), all because many of us believe in the right to life for everyone.Read more
To me, our love story will always be a special gift from God. Some day, I will hopefully tell my children and grandchildren how I married my high school sweetheart, but there are so many other happy couples who are in love with each other and who could also be sharing their years of memories and experience. So, what makes our love story so special that it could help other young couples discern matrimony?Read more
Marriage: The most sacred promise two people can make to each other; a holy union recognized and blessed by the Lord; a testimony to the true gift of oneself and to a lifelong commitment that will withstand the test of time. This magnificent unification is arguably one of the most beautiful symbols of hope in a time of chaos and confusion within modern-day society.Read more
Something my fiancé and I have talked about many times is how to be vulnerable with each other while honoring the fact that we are still in the process of trying to decide if this is the person we want to spend the rest of our lives with. As we have gone to friends and mentors for advice on this topic, there seems to be a split trend that I’d like to address.Read more