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  • Does Marriage Confusion Lead to Bad Dating?

    Are Catholics dating with the purpose of marriage? Do single Catholics have an understanding of marriage as a vocation? Do dating and engaged couples put too much emphasis on the magic of the wedding day instead of preparing for a lifetime? CEO and co-founder of the CatholicMatch Institute, Brian Barcaro, talks with Brian...

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  • I Was Alone and Keeping My Marriage Problems a Secret

    The analogy that best describes the end of my marriage would probably have to be a flash flood. I woke up one morning and the sun was shining; by afternoon though, it was raining; and by night time, I was completely underwater. I was totally blindsided and had no...

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  • God is Calling. Will You Answer?

    Franciscan University of Steubenville is hosting the Encounter Young Adult Conference in St. Louis (May 30-June 1) this year. Sr. Miriam James Heidland, from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity will be a speaker at the conference. The CatholicMatch Institute spoke to Sr. Miriam about her role as...

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  • Must Love Dogs & Catholicism

    Cade and Nicole were far apart, he in Texas and she in Connecticut. But the Holy Spirit was quietly at work to bring them together, and it started with his dog, Bella.

    Nicole decided she had three basic requirements for any dating partner. Of course they had to be Catholic….

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  • Marriage Thoughts: Divorce? No Murder? Yes

    When asked whether she had ever contemplated divorce, Ruth Graham, late wife of famed preacher Billy Graham, once quipped, “Divorce? No. Murder? Yes.” So I figure it’s okay to admit: Sometimes, I get really angry with my husband. No really. Not just a little annoyed — really, really angry....

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  • Is God Playing Hard to Get?

    Do you remember when you lived down here where we all scrape To find the faith to ask for daily bread? Did you forget about us after you had flown away? Well, I memorized every word you said. Still I’m so scared I’m holding my breath While you’re up...

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  • The Patron Saint of Online Dating Profiles

    In my Year of the Saints project I decided to find out more about the saints, and focus on using their lives as inspiration for my own. I wanted to use each saint as a role model and try to follow their example for the entire month. The saint that I would like to model...

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  • He Had Everything I Was Looking For

    Jacob & Sammi were each skeptical of online dating. Furthermore, they were separated by a 34-hour drive and neither one wanted a long-distance relationship. The percentage chance they would end up in the CatholicMatch member story archives could not have been very high.

    But the Holy Spirit isn’t bound by…

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  • I’m Praying for My Spouse, But We Haven’t Met Yet

    I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars normally, but last week I was glued to the TV watching James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd doing the Viennese Waltz. The reason I tuned in was because they were dancing to Marie Miller’s popular hit, 6’2. For those of you who don’t know Marie Miller, MTV...

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  • Understanding the Mystery of Love

    Franciscan University of Steubenville is hosting the Encounter Young Adult Conference in St. Louis (May 30-June 1) this year. The CatholicMatch Institute spoke with Fr. Christopher Martin who will be speaking at the conference. Father Martin, the vocations director for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis shared tips for discernment, his own vocation...

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