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Husbands, Love Your Wives

The beginning of fall marks the end of the summer wedding season, and as I see the photos of friends, acquaintances, and distant family members getting married, I can’t help but reflect on the classic Catholic wedding photo. The young couple is standing together looking overjoyed at the foot of the altar framed by decoration and bright colors. Th...

09 27 2018

A Real Picture of Loving in Sickness and in Health

Imagine a man linking arms with his wife and leading her everywhere she goes.  She has lost nearly all her sight, so must rely on him.  She is also quite ill and utterly exhausted.  The man longs for a happier season of marriage, but this is what they’ve been dealt, so he bears it.  He picks up her prescriptions, he helps her eat her meals, a...

01 18 2018

Lead Your Wife With Authority, Not Power

Fr. Robert Sirico is fond of referencing the sociologist Robert Nisbet for his distinction between power and authority.  In his book The Soul of Liberty, Fr. Sirico describes Nisbet’s distinction in this way: “[B]oth authority and power are forms of restraint, but…power is an external form and authority is an internal form.  With power, we...

05 03 2017

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