Ask any diocesan marriage tribunal what lay Catholic thoughts are on annulment and most will likely say the church's annulment laws invoke negative connotations. The annulment process has even been described as conducting a pathology of a marriage, essentially, investigating the disease of a failed marriage. However, that investigation could also shed light to preventive … Continue reading “This Isn’t Your Parent’s Annulment: Dispelling the Myths and Learning the Truth of Marriage Divorce & the Catholic Church” Workshop – October 12, 2017
by Ed Harpring “To end a person’s suffering seems a mercy. And does the exact time of death really matter that much?” This candid reflection by Suzanne Marshall caught my attention as I read her account of her mother’s lengthy and painful death. On the surface, it seems merciful to want to end the suffering … Continue reading Living Life To Its Natural End . . . Who Decides?
by Deacon Stephen Bowling One of the best truths I ever learned in all my many years in the corporate world was the primacy of the concept of “following through” . . . “going the distance” as it were. No matter how clever you were, no matter how good (or even necessary!) that your idea … Continue reading “Going The Distance”