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About Drs. Angela and David Franks

Drs. Angela and David Franks are theologians who are married to each other. Angela is the author of "Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility" and her NEW BOOK Contraception and Catholicism. She has appeared on Fox TV, EWTN, Pat Gohn's "Among Women" podcast and Al Kresta, and been published in various periodicals including "The Wall Street Journal", "Magnificat", "Crisis", and the Witherspoon Institute's "Public Discourse" journal. She is a professor and Director of the Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization at the Theological Institute for New Evangelization (Archdiocese of Boston). David is Director of Certificates at the Theological Institute and a full-time faculty member of St. John's Seminary, Archdiocese of Boston. He is a contributing author to the "Philosophical Virtues and Psychological Strengths" book and several "Magnificat Companion" books, Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., and a former Baptist. Both Angela and David are regular columnists for "The Boston Pilot" newspaper and teach for St. Joseph College in Maine and the Archdiocese of Boston's permanent diaconate formation program. Together, they've hosted two Catholic TV Network series: “The Future Begins with Love” and most recently "Christian Witness." As public speakers, Drs. Franks have appeared in numerous venues, including the National Right to Life Committee conventions. David and Angela homeschool their children and welcomed baby number six to their family in 2013! They blog at

Is there Anything Wrong with Remaining Childless?

November 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Drs. Franks, Marriage Spirituality

Dear Angela and David, there was an article in TIME Magazine a few months ago about how a “childfree” life is so fulfilling. I’m recently married, and I have to confess that I’m scared about having kids. Is there anything wrong with remaining childless if one doesn’t contracept in order to do it? Angela says: The TIME article is called “The Childfree Life.” Its main point is that kids... Read More

Should I Grow Closer to Mary as a Wife and Mother? I Feel Distant

October 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Drs. Franks, Marriage Spirituality, Mary, Mary, Total Consecration

Dear Angela and David, as a wife and mother, I’ve always thought that I should find Mary to be a spiritual example. But instead, I really feel distant from her. She’s sinless, and I’m not. Should I be trying to grow closer to her, and, if so, how? What a beautiful and honest question. We have both grown tremendously in our love for Our Blessed Mother. One of us, Angela, is a cradle Catholic,... Read More

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