Have you ever wondered about how a Christian vision of singleness might be a blessing to the Church? Or about the "why" of Christian marriage as opposed to just the "how"? Have you ever wondered what Tory means when he talks about "nuptial theology?" In the coming year, we are [...]
This past week I participated in one of the seminal events of my ministry: Along with dear friends Don Renzo Bonetti of Italy and Nicky and Sila Lee of England, I presented at the World Meeting of Families on the important and ecumenical work of renewing families and equipping them [...]
Nothing in life moves well without rhythm. And this Fall, we’re going to experiment with a bold new rhythm for Alpha.
Last week on the blog, we discussed how both marriage and singleness are gifts—and not just for individual recipients—but also for the whole Church. In light of this glorious truth, all of us are called to grow in how to better understand and “share” our gift with others. This conviction [...]
When we hear the word "gift," we often think of something we receive. So in 1 Corinthians 7 when Paul says that some Christians have the gift of singleness, and others the gift of marriage, we immediately think of what we get;"I'm married, I get romance!" Or, "I'm single, I [...]
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled on two cases dealing with the issue of same sex unions. Many scholars agree that the implications of those rulings will result in the full and eventual state recognition and sanction of "gay marriage." At one level, the rulings are not surprising. The Supreme Court [...]
Article by Associated Press. VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis waded diplomatically into the gay marriage debate Friday, telling the Archbishop of Canterbury he wants to work together to promote family values “based on marriage.” Francis, who vigorously opposed gay marriage in his native Argentina, and Archbishop Justin Welby chatted, prayed [...]
In light of the recent Supreme Court hearing, I encourage you to read the following article: Homosexual Marriage, Parenting, and Adoption: The Chief Rabbi of France says what we often forget to say. by Gilles Bernheim Article from First Things