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Mary Beth Bonacci

Mary Beth Bonacci has been giving talks on love and relationships across the United States and internationally for . . .well . . . her entire adult life. She was among the first Catholic speakers to introduce audiences to St. John Paul II’s beautiful Theology of the Body. She is the founder of Real Love, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting respect for God’s gift of human sexuality. Her book Real Love, based on the Theology of the Body, has been translated into ten languages. She is also the author of We’re on a Mission from God, writes a monthly column for Catholic newspapers and contributes regularly to the Catholic Match Institute blog.

Don’t fight God. Surrender and trust.

I spent some time the other day in the ongoing task of sorting through all of Mom’s stuff. So. Much. Stuff. On this particular...

How loving and being loved changes the world

I’m a real estate agent. So I drive, a lot. Because I spend so much time in the car, I try to spend it...

Penance and missing the point of ‘no meat on Fridays’

Well, you all keep me on my toes.  Last month, I wrote a column about sin and culpability, using suicide as an example. In describing...

Sin, suicide and the perfect mercy of God

I love my hair stylist.  She’s a devoted Christian. So, when I see her, we tend to have much deeper discussions than the usual gossipy...

Bacon, a random highway, and the last day I spent with my mom

Last month was my Mom’s 89th birthday. And the three-month anniversary of her death.  I have written about Mom’s death, but I haven’t yet written about Mom....

Facing the fear of guilt

First of all, I want to thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of support we have received in the wake of my mother’s...

Lessons on proper elder care after my mother’s death

We buried my Mom last month.  In the summer of last year, I first drove her to her new memory care facility. My heart was...

Overcoming the hatred and fear of the ‘other side’

Well, I was all set to write a nice little First Column of 2021, about looking ahead and new beginnings and loving each other.  And...

Returning to the basics in this unusual Christmas season

I really wanted to start this column any way except, “Well, it’s been an unusual year.”  Seeing as how virtually every article you read this week...

An Open Letter to a ‘Curly-Headed Facebook Fascist’

Dear Admin,  As you may recall, I’m a member — oops, check that, WAS a member — of your Facebook group “2B - 3A Curls.” It’s the group where we talked...

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