The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive

The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive

In my teen years, I believed that I could never be fully alive and happy if I lived according to the Church’s teachings on human sexuality.   When I was about seventeen years old, I remember being at the gym, watching a female rapper performing on MTV. The gym I...
Every family needs a father

Every family needs a father

To share in the joys and sufferings of my sons Joseph and Thomas, I must be a present hands-on father. For my sons to be willing to listen to any wisdom I have to share from past mistakes, I must be a present hands-on father. To offer firm guidance that is understood to be …

How do I Fight Complacency in Marriage

How do I Fight Complacency in Marriage

I was seven years old when I asked my brother Gerard if he would be the best man at my wedding someday. He responded enthusiastically and asked me if I would be his as well. Eighteen years later, and three months apart, we both got married, with each other as the best...
When the Feelings Disappear

When the Feelings Disappear

A young couple recently asked me what it might mean if their dating relationship lacked the feeling of being in love. Was it a sure sign that they were not meant to be together? What should they do? I will speak, as I always do, from my own personal experience. I have...
How Do You Know When You Have Met the One?

How Do You Know When You Have Met the One?

It was 6th August 2014. I was sitting in Sr Moira De Bono’s Marriage and Sexuality class at Notre Dame University. My phone buzzed in my pocket. It was a random number, so I hit the silence button and casually put the phone back in my pocket. At the next break,...