Category: Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday-Premarital Sex

Published September 1983 Why does God give us beautiful bodies and sexual desires in our early teens just to slap our hands and say “Not yet, Junior!”? Let’s take a look at the total picture to find our answers to that question.  Click here to read more.

The Bittersweet Joy of Forgiveness

The Bittersweet Joy of Forgiveness By: Patrick Kaler, CSsR April 1977 A Priest looks at the new confession. Most people thinking of the long confessional line, would date this as pre-Vatican II. And ever since that time many pastors have been asking: “What caused that line of penitents to shrink...


Three Myths About Aging

 Published July 1981 I contend that we have been brainwashed into seeing old age as a disease rather than the last and most beautiful phase of human life, which God intended it to be—the golden age. Old age can be a time of discovery, a time to meet aspects of...

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A Salute to Vietnam Vets

Published November 1985 Approximately two and a half million young men and women served in U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War. Many still carry repressed memories of violence and terror, with frightening flashbacks fueling living nightmares.  “They want us to try to understand what they suffered, to accept them,...


A Positive Approach to Sex

Published July 1966 Teens on Target Section Written in response to a reader’s letter~ The big difficulty with sex in the modern world is not its quantity but its quality. Everwhere you look there are a million contradictions. In the books and movies you are told it’s great! It’s glorious...

So You Miss Mass

“A bit of hard, straight talk to that sad segment of Catholics who, for silly reasons, miss Mass on Sundays.”—lead in written by the author. Click here to read the entire article.

Let’s go back in time…

More than 100 years in publication yields a lot of content! Join us for Throwback Thursdays to trek back in time and see how Liguorian has always been in line with what’s relevant.

Birth Control: What did the Council Say?

Published April 1966 The Liguorian editors continue to receive letters from obviously sincere people asking questions about birth control. A very common question is: “What did the Ecumenical Council actually say about birth control?” Click here to read the entire article.

Dear Holy Father

Published May-June 2005 Pope John Paul II’s Death on April 2, 2005, not surprisingly unleashed a flood of assessments, retrospectives, and biographies; his accomplishments and failings will be discussed for years to come. What might easily be missed in all the current evaluations of his unparalleled life, however, is how...

Throwback Thursday!

Understanding Anger, Practicing Patience

Published April 1997 “If we asked a representative group of adults who frequently receives the sacrament of reconciliation which sin they most often confess, which sin would that be? I would guess the sin of anger. But if we were to ask these same people to define or describe anger,...

Throwback Thursday-What’s Wrong with Smoking Pot?

Published August 1978 Here’s the situation. You have been asked to a "party" with a group of friends and you know that means pot. You are confused but curious about marijuana. You are certain your parents would be opposed, but you also know that they know very little about beyond...