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: 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