Guest Columns

The Church is a Field Hospital: pastoral care of the Divorced

The previous article in this series considered the Pope’s advice to spouses who experience difficulties that may lead to separation and even divorce.

Pope Francis’ movie of mercy

A few months ago, I wrote a brief reflection on one of Pope Francis’ favorite films: “Rome, Open City.”

Encountering Lazarus

This following quote may look familiar.

A deacon thanks a priest

“But you, man of God, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

Pastoral Care of the Family Calls for Missionary Conversion

The Catholic Church is often accused of offering people an unrealistic set of requirements in her teachings on marriage.

Find Jesus, the love of your life, in your neighbors

This past weekend, Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph celebrated with the universal Church, a momentous occasion …

Life-giving love: The beauty of being loved first

New parents who are excited about their yet-to-be-born child have already fallen in love.

Discovering joy in giving and receiving love

We have all seen marriages with an imbalance between the spouses where one of them does most of the giving and the other is mostly disengaged.

Christian Ideal in Families is ‘A Love That Never Gives Up’

In my own work I have found that one of the most significant obstacles that the engaged face as they prepare for marriage in the Church is that they find it very difficult to really believe that God loves them.

The Mission of the Family is to Strengthen and Deepen Love

What is a family without love?

October 27, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph