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  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Marriage This Lent

    I used to think that happy couples didn’t have to work on their marriages. True love is free and easy, right? Actually, wrong. The happiest of couples are those who make their marriage a priority and are committed to improving their relationship, in big and small ways, day in...

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  • Do You Ignore Christ & Not Know It? (Video)

    Welcome to the Lenten video reflection for Monday, March 10th. Today’s gospel reading is Matthew 25: 31-46: The main point of reflection is serving others and asking ourselves the question, “How well do I anticipate the needs of others?” Our resolution is to pay more attention to the people...

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  • I’m Scared of Being Single for the Rest of My Life

    Dear Mary Beth, I just can’t imagine the emotional pain that people experience after searching for a spouse for 25 or more years. They have seen all of their friends get married, but they are still single. I’ll admit, the prospect of spending the next decades of my life...

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  • Denise Gave CatholicMatch One Last Try

    “I expanded my search to 100 miles,” she said. “The first person that popped up was Chris. I liked his smile, that was the first thing I was drawn too.” Denise also liked that Chris, 40-years-old and less than two hours’ drive time away from her, had photos posted…

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  • Lenten Reflections for Married Couples

    Editor’s note: The CatholicMatch Institute is featuring a Lenten series for Catholic married couples. Each reflection will focus on one of Christ’s seven last words on the cross. In addition there will be a Lenten action for married couples to put into practice. This is the first reflection in...

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  • 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

    This time of year in New England, I find it particularly difficult to be optimistic about life. The cold, the snow, the early darkness: it’s all very oppressive, physically and spiritually. This time of year can be especially hard for divorced Catholics when there is no one around to...

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  • CatholicMatch Institute Partners with the National Catholic Singles Conference

    In an effort to to help more single Catholics through spiritual development, education and community, the CatholicMatch Institute has partnered with the National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC) for the upcoming 2014 conference in San Diego.  Anastasia Northrop, founder and director of NCSC stated, “It’s an exciting time to be...

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  • Beginning Lent With Hope (Video)

    Today is Ash Wednesday and as we embark upon this Lenten journey together, I’m happy to spend a few moments with you via the video above and reflect upon today’s gospel message. Lent is a special time in our Church and I’d like to encourage you to take full...

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  • Marriage is a Sacrifice

    As Lent approaches I find myself thinking about what to “give up.” Finding a suitable penance is not always easy. I run through the usual things: 1. Snacks 2. Coffee 3. Evening cocktail. None of them seem all that difficult to let go of, really. Then I start to...

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  • Engagements, Marriage & Children for CatholicMatch Couples

    CatholicMatch couples are walking the path of courtship to engagement to the wedding altar, and ultimately to starting to families, and we are pleased to report several updates in all regards.

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