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Marriage, Prayer and the Cross (Part II of III)

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In the last post we looked at St. Hildegard’s vision in which hell is at war with marriage. In this war, human cleverness and resourcefulness are of limited value.  Only God can hold together what He has joined. In this post, we will ponder the power of God’s love as the ground of married love. The Power of God’s Merciful Love.  The merciful love of the Father is the mysterious... Read More

Marriage, Prayer and the Cross (Part I of III)

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Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan exhorted the faithful while he was in prison, “If you desire peace, you will have to fight continuously.” This constant struggle is true not only for the heart but also for the sacredness of marriage.  Our culture has come to despise the faithful love of husband and wife. Anyone who advocates for this ancient institution is an object of derision.... Read More

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