Finding Life in the Midst of Infertility and the Pandemic: Ten Similarities

The following post is not meant to minimize the suffering of those that have experienced the effects of infertility and/or COVID-19 (referred to as the “pandemic” in this post); rather, it is an attempt to find some truth, similarities, and even a little humor in two experiences that have caused suffering of varying degrees. We … More Finding Life in the Midst of Infertility and the Pandemic: Ten Similarities

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