Sylvester and Angela Geurts exchange the sign of peace during Mass Oct. 2 at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Kaukauna, Wis. The Geurts are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)
Michael G. LawlerNovember 28, 2016
In Christian marriage spouses retain their identity while bringing all else together as one.
Michael G. LawlerJanuary 22, 2015
After much free and honest talk—what Pope Francis in his final address to the Synod on the Family last October praised as “a spirit of collegiality and synodality”—and the revelation of significant divisions among the world’s bishops, we now await the ongoing discussion
Michael G. LawlerSeptember 12, 2011
What is the proper role of theology?
Michael G. LawlerMay 14, 2001
Two of the most troubling aspects of American society today are the high rate of divorce and the fact that divorce in one generation increases the likelihood of divorce in the next. Current divorce statistics indicate that most divorces occur for couples married less than five years and that the pro
Michael G. LawlerMarch 19, 2001
Marriage is in the news these days, but for mostly negative reasons. The first type of union for the majority of couples is now not marriage but cohabitation; young people are delaying both marriage and, when married, parenthood; the divorce rate hovers around its all-time high; and the birth of chi