Tag: Family

Why do so many Americans like hyper-capitalist Donald Trump and Socialist Bernie Sanders? Because these men are everything we have been taught to like. We human beings tend to flatter ourselves. With each new generation

My wife and I home school our children for many reasons. Those reasons are moral. Educational. Financial. And they are all significant. But when Mater et Magistra asked me to write a “why we

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The famous first sentence of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is often repeated and has a ring of truth to it.

One sentence by Pope Francis in his best speech in America — to bishops in Philadelphia — has haunted me since I read it: “A Christianity which ‘does’ little in practice, while incessantly ‘explaining’

By Father Matthew Habiger, OSB | A moral theologian, former president of HLI and noted expert on Natural Family Planning, Fr. Habiger is a monk at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas.