Take a Pass on Porn.  Seriously.

Take a Pass on Porn. Seriously.

At TOBET, one of the most frequent and desperate pleas for help that we hear concerns pornography.  It’s snagging our young men, beginning around age 8 (and even some girls and women are being pulled in).  If your son or grandson has a smartphone or tablet (without...
Rise and Shine, Church!

Rise and Shine, Church!

TOBET got a jolt of theological caffeine over the July 4th weekend!  That is, we were invited to participate in the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, sponsored by the USCCB and totally exceeding all our expectations. This event didn’t appear on CNN or 60...
Limits and social media

Limits and social media

This past January, I received a “death threat” via Facebook… my first.  Ironically, it was issued because I am pro-life.  I laughed it off, because the authors were some middle-aged Northeastern women from the so-called peaceful “Women’s March.”  I brashly...

Chris Vaughan Testimonial

The TOBET couples who lead the daylong Pre-Cana really know how to reach the average engaged couple. The TOBET4ENGAGED book, power point, and accompanying facilitator’s guide set a firm foundation in understanding the truth of marriage, so needed nowadays. I highly...
Christmas… it’s about a body

Christmas… it’s about a body

Like every other Christian, I’ve been on a quest for years, for the perfect spiritual Christmas. It’s an admirable search, but Christmas is not solely a spiritual event. It’s about a body. God was already “with us” in Old Testament times, before the birth of Jesus....
Strap In and Hold On

Strap In and Hold On

This week will bring change, of the sort none of us can comfortably predict.  Whatever happens on Tuesday, our nation will reap what has been sown. The genie is out of the bottle, Pandora can’t stuff it all back down in the box. We’ve sown a disregard for authority;...
Cherished, Not Used

Cherished, Not Used

“Like many young women, I wanted more than anything to attract men.  I tried to fill the space inside of me with flirtations and flings and, truth be told, <sex>. I felt sure that if I persuaded a man to love me, I would feel complete, worthy.  Of course, like...
World Youth Day – A Primer

World Youth Day – A Primer

The biggest event in the world this week isn’t occurring in Philadelphia, or anywhere else in politics-torn America. Nope, the biggest event is the 2.5 million young people who have traveled from all over the world to Kraków, Poland this week for the 31st year...
Cling to the Rock

Cling to the Rock

There’s a brittle quality about us these days.  We’ve had to submit to one outrage after another, week after numbing week and the intervals between gut-wrenching ordeals are getting shorter.  The life-and-death, decency-shredding circumstances that we face don’t...