Christ resides in each of us. In our spiritual life, we need to trust His plan for us. God wants our marriages to be joy-filled. For that to occur, our intimate marital love must reflect
The spiritual works of mercy are one way Catholics can show charity and compassion to others. Ellen Gable Hrkach shares them through the lens of Theology of the Body.
Ellen Gable Hrkach shares an inspiring story about the first church bells from her favorite Advent book called “Donkey Bells.”
Ellen Gable Hrkach reviews "Treason", calling it "an artistic masterpiece of Catholic literature and is Catholic fiction at its finest".
Like her other novels, Regina Doman’s new book is based on a fairy tale, this time Rapunzel. As usual, Doman puts a modern spin to the story. To her credit, though, she is able to give us
This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes By Kathleen Basi 2013, Liguori The forward of Kathleen Basi’s new book, This Little Light of Mine says, “No one can teach well what he or she doesn’t know
“And so I take (my wife) not for any lustful motive, but I do it in singleness of heart. Be kind enough to…bring us to old age together.” Tobit 8:7 “..Now, gird up your loins and arise…”
When I received a review copy of the newly-published book, Facing Infertility – A Catholic Approach, I was a bit surprised there wasn’t already a Catholic book which specifically dealt with the topic of infertility. When I
One of my favorite shows is “Mayday,” a documentary which recounts stories of plane crashes and near crashes. My favorite episodes are the ones where everyone (or most) survives. Survival usually depends on the skill and precision
Lack of communication is one of the leading causes of marital breakdown. For the NFP-using couple, communication is essential. Procrastination isn’t an option. The NFP couple discusses whether or not they will be avoiding or planning pregnancy.
In John Paul II’s encyclical, Familiaris Consortio, (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), he states (p. 45) “The Church is called upon to manifest anew to everyone, with clear and stronger conviction,
If we look at the four components of God’s love for us (free, total, faithful, fruitful) and compare God’s love to marital love, we can discover how to live the Sacrament of marriage as the ultimate expression
We have been teaching NFP for nearly 28 years. We have volunteered much of our time preparing and teaching classes of many couples over the years, as well as lecturing to marriage prep courses and youth group
Editor’s note: Today, we share a “classic” column by contributor Ellen Gable Hrkach. This column first ran in May, 2010. I would like to thank Ellen for being such a special part of the Catholic Mom family
I celebrated my birthday recently. My biggest wish was to celebrate with my five sons ages 13-24. A few of them are no longer living at home so I was thrilled that they were all able to