“What’s A Father To Do?”

by Martine Bacci Siegel As Father’s day approaches we’re reminded that active participation by dads is good for everyone.  The kids become healthier adults.  The fathers come to a fuller and more complex maturity.  The mothers have a reliable co-parent to share the responsibilities and challenges as well as the accomplishments of parenting.  How does … Continue reading “What’s A Father To Do?”

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“Intentional Fatherhood”

by Deacon Stephen Bowling Have I ever mentioned to you one of my favorite websites The Art of Manliness?  Seriously it is a must read for all dad’s in the world as well as all men who want to be the very best that they can be.  Started by a young gentleman named Brett McKay … Continue reading “Intentional Fatherhood”

“The Fullness of Love in the Face of Loss”

by Michelle Herberger Pregnancy is often a time filled with hope and expectation. The new life growing in the womb is a sign that life continues and there is promise for the future. It is no wonder that couples look forward to their ultrasounds where they get a glimpse of their growing miracle. However, for … Continue reading “The Fullness of Love in the Face of Loss”

“Divorce: The Impact on Families and Children” Seminar – Wednesday, March 22 6:30PM

Holy Trinity Parish’s Olive Branch Divorce Ministry will sponsor a free evening seminar, "Divorce: The Impact on Families and Children” on Wednesday, March 22 6:30PM, meet and greet,7-9PM presentation. This event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is necessary. This event will be held at Spalding University’s Egan Leadership Center, 901 … Continue reading “Divorce: The Impact on Families and Children” Seminar – Wednesday, March 22 6:30PM

“The Persecuted Church – Waiting and Hoping for Peace”

by Ed Harpring During Advent season, most of us in the Western Christian world look with peaceful anticipation to the joy of Christmas. However, in many parts of the world, during this Advent season, Christians are being brutally persecuted for their faith, and are forced to secretly celebrate the birth of our Lord, if indeed, … Continue reading “The Persecuted Church – Waiting and Hoping for Peace”

“When Something Is Important You MAKE the TIME” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

Okay, I will make a confession here . . . I am a HUGE Star Trek fan. I have been one since I was so small I can hardly remember, and growing up in the Seventies, Sunday mornings always had two huge events for us every week: 10 a.m. mass at St. Catherine’s in New … Continue reading “When Something Is Important You MAKE the TIME” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

“The Blessings Of The Wedding Day” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

One of the things I often tell couples and families when discussing the subject of marriage is that the wedding is just for a day, whereas the marriage is forever. It is a common saying, and although it is a little bit trite, it is of course true and relevant always. However, I think I … Continue reading “The Blessings Of The Wedding Day” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

“Fighting Fair in Love and Marriage” by Lynn H. Turner, Ph.D.

I’ve always been curious about why people (myself included at times) believe that conflict signals problems in a relationship, while the absence of conflict indicates successful relational communication. Whenever I ask my classes whether there’s anyone who enjoys a “good conflict,” the vast majority of my students stare at me in disbelief. Not only are … Continue reading “Fighting Fair in Love and Marriage” by Lynn H. Turner, Ph.D.

“Our Beautiful Mother” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

As one of my priest friends has said to me many times, “Mother’s Day is the one Sunday where everyone expects and demands that you to preach sentimentally.” Yes, Mom is usually the most perfect of people for most of us . . . or pretty darn close anyway. The work of a mother is … Continue reading “Our Beautiful Mother” by Deacon Stephen Bowling