Tag Archives: marriage preparation

Fathers Stay Put: Of Paternity, Stability, and Canon 522

22 Sep

“Efforts must be made to restore socially the conviction that the place and task of the father in and for the family is of unique and irreplaceable importance.”
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Keeping the Showman Great: Of P.T. Barnum, Vows, and Fatherhood

9 Feb


“The father-son paradigm is ageless….
This is truly the key for interpreting reality.”
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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The Marital Indispensable Minimum

23 Sep


“But if the case is as you say,” it may, with the disciple in the Gospel, be objected, “then it were better not to marry at all.”

To which I answer: Yes, if you can’t face those terms, much better.
~ Dom Hubert Van Zeller

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