A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Protector of the Universal Church

This Father’s Day, we give thanks for all men whose fatherhood is expressed through their love and sacrifice for others, not only as physical fathers but also through spiritual fatherhood. Today we offer a poignant final reflection, A Deacon’s Take, from Father Deacon Paul Warchola West on St. Joseph, model for all men experiencing infertility and … More A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Protector of the Universal Church

A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus

Our A Man’s Take reflections this Father’s Day weekend recall the life and fatherhood of St. Joseph. We ask for his intercession for all men struggling with infertility and loss. Today we lift up in gratitude all fathers, physical and spiritual, and especially fathers through the gift of foster care and adoption. There is so much to admire … More A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus

A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Priest of the Domestic Church

As part of our A Man’s Take Father’s Day reflections on St. Joseph, model for all men, including those struggling with infertility and loss, today we offer you A Priest’s Take. Father Frank Hanincik provides rich insights about the spiritual fatherhood all men are called to. At his ordination, a priest of the Byzantine Rite … More A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Priest of the Domestic Church

A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Protector of the Blessed Virgin

This is our second A Man’s Take reflection for this Father’s Day week, recognizing the heroic fatherhood of St. Joseph, model for all men, especially those struggling with infertility and loss. St. Joseph, help to guard us so that we may be protected and holy. You were a great man of faith who faced many challenges while caring … More A Man’s Take – Reflection on St. Joseph, Protector of the Blessed Virgin

A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Introducing A Man’s Take, reflections by men about infertility. This Father’s Day week, we celebrate the greatest married male saint who has ever lived – and who walks with us on our path of infertility within marriage. Please read and share with the men in your life. A Reflection on St. Joseph, Husband of Mary … More A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 7

Today is the final day of National Infertility Awareness Week and we reflect on suffering and infertility and how family, friends, pastors, physicians and others can help those struggling to feel supported. Thank you for visiting us this week, and know that we are here for you beyond this time. You are not alone! Infertility Fact:About 25% of infertile couples have … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 7

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 6

It is is Day 6 of National Infertility Awareness Week and we reflect on #miscarriage and #infertility. Today, let’s remember that there are mothers and fathers all around us, many of whom carry the grief of child loss. 🙏❤️ Infertility Fact:As many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, most often before a woman misses a menstrual period or … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 6

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 5

Today is Day 5 of National Infertility Awareness Week, and we are reminded that those couples who married later in life feel particularly pressured as they try to conceive and encounter difficulty. Let us pray for them and treat them with sensitivity. ❤️🙏 Infertility Fact:The decline in female fertility begins at age 32, and increases significantly from … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 5

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 4

Today is Day 4 of National Infertility Awareness Week and we offer a reflection on marriage and infertility. Let’s pray for strengthening of all marriages! 🙏🙏  Infertility Fact:Infertility is not always “a woman’s problem.” Approximately one-third of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues, one-third by female reproductive issues, and one-third by both male and female reproductive issues or by unknown … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 4

National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 3

Today is Day 3 of #NationalInfertilityAwarenessWeek, and we offer a reflection on prayer and infertility. Please share with your pastor, family and friends, so that they may better accompany you in your walk. You are not alone!  Infertility Fact:When couples struggling with infertility experience extreme difficulties in their journey, it is common that they reach out asking for assistance … More National Infertility Awareness Week – Day 3