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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.

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Well, I was typing on my phone during Mass again last Sunday. My fellow parishioners must think I’m a terrible heathen. Or at least...

‘Eye has not seen, ear has not heard…’

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Jesus came to save the messiness of you and me

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Aaron Rodgers, ‘little white lies’ and the virtue of honesty

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How do you want to be remembered?

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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

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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...

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