February 27, 2010

Broken Catholic Marriages

Broken_MarriageAbout six months ago I got a telephone call from a man I’ve known for over 15 years.  He and his wife have been married over 20 years.  They have a large family with children in college, high school, and grade school.  The man told me he had recently moved out of his house and into an apartment and was going to file for divorce.  He had consulted with a family law attorney and didn’t like him, so he wanted to know if there was anyone I could recommend.

February 20, 2010

A Lenten Resolution For EVERYONE

LentA quote I like from Thomas S. Monson states: “It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges and so do people’s lives.  The choices we make determine our destiny.”  

February 13, 2010

An Invisible Barrier to the Exercise of Free Will

Free_WillOne of the fundamental concepts taught by the Catholic Church is that God gave each of us a “free will” to do whatever we choose to do and that He will not (and does not) force us to do anything.

February 6, 2010

Modern Day Slavery

DebtLast week a woman that I know called my office in tears.  She and her husband are solid Catholics who are doing their best to raise their children as good Catholics and productive members of society.  Although they both have full time jobs, they’ve been having financial problems for the last couple of years.  About five or six months ago, one of the banks they owe money to filed a lawsuit against them.  The bank is now in the process of seizing some of their assets.  When the woman called she was in a state of panic.  (She should have called me a year ago, but like most people, she put it off because she thought they could work things out on their own.)