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Fallen away family member – What can I do?

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer

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Dear Father John, how can I convince family members who have fallen away from the faith to come back to God and the Church? You can’t. Only God can do that. But you can help. Here are some thoughts about how. There is more going on in this question than meets the eye. Almost every believer faces a question like this at some point in their journey. It can take different forms. Some of my priest... Read More

How can I teach my children to pray?

August 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Family Prayer, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I have prayed for days and months for my son, who, thanks be to God, has finally begun rehabilitation from his drug addiction. I feel that many of my prayers have been answered, but I now feel a burden on my heart to teach him to pray. How can I do that? Thank you for sharing this brief testimony, which reminds all of us that we live in a fallen world, but that God’s grace is active... Read More

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