Fatherhood · Human Dignity · Loss · Relationships · Uncategorized

Treasure the Moments

In 2006 my father-in-law, William F. Mongan, who was affectionately called Bill, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Despite being 82 years old, the family was devastated. It came on the coat-tails of Bill losing his beloved wife, Fran, who he adored. During her battle with ovarian cancer, Bill willingly took on the role… Continue reading Treasure the Moments

Infant Loss · Loss · MIscarriage · Motherhood · pregnancy · Uncategorized

Where is the Church in Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Birth?

    I’ve had the feeling myself and I’ve heard it expressed among a lot of friends. “Where is the Church during …?” At the most difficult or the most profound moments of our lives, we want…something. Something official that shows that these huge and life-altering moments are recognized by the body of Christ. We want… Continue reading Where is the Church in Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Birth?

Human Dignity · Infant Loss · Loss · MIscarriage · Stillbirth

When Someone You Love is Grieving Their Baby

Sometimes we just don’t know what to do anymore.  It seems as though we live in a highly sensitive age where it is near impossible to say anything without offending somebody about something.  Yet we know we need to act and we know there are people around us who are hurting and hurting deeply.  And… Continue reading When Someone You Love is Grieving Their Baby