MFP 202: I Hate Being a Parent (sometimes)

   Family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice. – St. John Paul II Let’s be honest.  Parenting is hard. Some studies have shown that up to 18% of American parents regret having children.  … Continue reading

MFP 201: Dinner Conversation with Fr. Leo Patalinghug

   Food is love, but it’s only love if it’s shared. ~ Fr. Leo Patalinghug Family dinner is something so simple yet so important and foundational in your family culture.  We need to constantly be reminded and encouraged to take … Continue reading

MFP 197: A Salute to Military Families

   “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton  As we celebrate the founding of our country, we want to take time to … Continue reading

MFP 195: Why You Should Argue with Your Spouse

   “It’s better to be wrong together than right alone” – Michele Doman Every couple argues.  Or at least they should.  The reason is that arguing can be a path to unity which is what marriage is all about.  Some … Continue reading

MFP193: How to Vacation

   “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo We want our community of messy families to be above average.  Intentional. Vibrant. Better than all the rest.  One way … Continue reading

MFP191: Making Time for your Marriage

   “Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is always at the same time a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but … Continue reading

MFP 188: Cheerios in the Pew: Wrangling Kids at Mass

   “In the adult, the space of acceptance is never whole, yet it is in the child. The child is really capable of listening impartially and unselfishly, the child is receptive to the greatest degree.” – Sofia Cavalletti, Founder of … Continue reading

MFP186: The Role of a Catholic Husband

   “The world’s greatest need is great men, someone who will understand that there is no greater conquest than victory over oneself…”  ~ Fulton Sheen Host Hijack!!  Alicia’s brother Paul joins Mike for some manly conversation (but don’t worry, Alicia … Continue reading