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: A Reflection on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood

Father’s Day can be a difficult day for men who are experiencing infertility, or have suffered the loss of a child. Cayce and I have experienced infertility for three years, and have lost one child, Christian, to miscarriage. Seeing the church filled with families, it can be tempting to give into feelings of despair and … More A Man’s Take: A Reflection on Infertility, Miscarriage, and Spiritual Fatherhood

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

Walking with Mary

And a sword will pierce your own soul, alsoMary, what could you have thought of this when prophets spoke of your son’s future, and of your own? It is possible that you knew of your son’s future Passion and death, but could you truly know, as in, understand, the events that would transpire years later? … More Walking with Mary