Promoting Understanding

By Fr. Jeff | 09/22/2023

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog know that I am passionate about helping people understand Catholic teaching. With that in mind, I have just finished the largest paper I have ever written and put it on…

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Final Reflections on “The Catholic Gentleman”

By Fr. Jeff | 02/15/2022

Three weeks ago I began a series of articles reflecting on my reading of Sam Guzman’s book, The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2019). Today, I would like to offer my sixth and final article on The…

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More From Peter Kreeft on Liberty

By Fr. Jeff | 07/23/2021

Earlier this week I posted an article, “Peter J. Kreefts “How to Destroy Western Civilization”, sharing some thoughts from Kreeft’s new book, How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas From the Cultural Abyss (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2021). In that…

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What Does It Mean to Love?

By Fr. Jeff | 05/04/2021

In March I wrote an article called “Chastity and Sexuality”. As part of that article, I discussed how sexual acts are meant to be an expression of the love between a man and a woman in marriage. Sex without love…

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Open and Honest Dialogue

By Fr. Jeff | 04/12/2021

As I have said before, many people today have some knowledge of what the Catholic Church teaches on various topics without knowing why the Church teaches it. Helping people understand not just what the Church teaches but why is at…

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Chastity and Sexuality

By Fr. Jeff | 03/05/2021

We talk about chastity. What does it really mean? We use the term “sexuality” but what is our Catholic understanding of sexuality? What does sex have to do with religion anyway? Sexuality has a lot to do with living our…

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Responding to a Question About Intimacy in Marriage

By Fr. Jeff | 11/23/2016

Recently I received the following question, “How does a Catholic man survive in a sexless marriage? I love my wife very much.”  This can be a very challenging situation.  I commend the man for asking this because it tells me…

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