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Motherhood’s Demands and Inconstancy in Prayer – Part 2

May 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Jessica Fahy, Motherhood, Prayer

Motherhood's Demands and Inconstancy in Prayer Part 2 of 2 In Part 1, we talked about the demands of motherhood, how they can impact our prayer life, and how they can also be an excuse for not praying as we would like. Today, we will discuss things to consider in dealing with inconstancy in prayer … and what we can do about them.   Questions to Consider in Dealing with Inconstancy in Prayer First, to be clear about... Read More

Motherhood’s Demands and Inconstancy in Prayer – Part 1

May 5, 2018 by  
Filed under Jessica Fahy, Motherhood, Prayer

Motherhood's Demands and Inconstancy in Prayer Part 1 of 2 Editor's Note: Today we're excited to introduce Jessica Fahy to you, a home-schooling mother of five children, who blogs at “At His Feet: musings on daily Catholic life” and who has just joined our team of authors. Please extend to her a warm welcome and make her feel at home. Motherhood and Prayer It’s the month of May – our Lady’s month – and Mother’s... Read More

Feast of the Holy Family

December 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Family, Feast Days, Prayer

Feast of the Holy Family Nazareth, a model* Nazareth is a kind of school where we may begin to discover what Christ's life was like and even to understand his Gospel. Here we can observe and ponder the simple appeal of the way God's Son came to be known, profound yet full of hidden meaning. And gradually, we may even learn to imitate him. Here we can learn to realize who Christ really is. And here we can sense and take account... Read More

The Priest’s Role in the Church & How He Affects the Family

The Priest's Role in the Church & How He Affects the Family Description: How does the role of the priest impact the Church and the family? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Kathleen Beckman about her book, Praying for Priests, to better understand the necessity of lifting up our priests in prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why is there such a great need to pray for our priests? Why does the enemy specifically... Read More

Democracy Cannot Exist Without God

September 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Family, Freedom, Vicki Burbach

Life of Christ (Week 22 of 27) A democracy with a conscience became a mobocracy with power. When a democracy loses its moral sense, it can vote itself right out of democracy. — Life of Christ (Ch. 47, Paragraph 4) Over the past couple of weeks, parents across the country have been ushering their children off to school, posting “first day” pictures on social media, celebrating new horizons from the Kindergarten playground... Read More

Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose

September 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Family Life, God's Will

Rediscovering “Work” with Purpose   Labor Day marks the end of the summer season for Americans as it represents a return to work and school for many. In particular, it is meant to serve as a tribute for the contributions and achievements of American workers. While the day is marked mostly by families having parties and barbecues in the more accommodating September weather, it should be a moment for serious pause because,... Read More

A Declaration of Dependence

July 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Dr. Peter Howard, Family, Following Christ, God

A Declaration of Dependence Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. ~ John Adams, 2nd President of the United States Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans! Recently, I spoke at a diocesan event in the heart of Fulton Sheen land, Peoria, Illinois. One of the talks was on Fulton Sheen’s Way to Happiness. At first hearing, the title might sound so generic... Read More

What Kind of Spiritual Allies Should We Have? (Part I of II)

What Kind of Spiritual Allies Should We Have? Part I of II Dear Father John, I'm interested in knowing what kind of people will help me grow closer to God, not just priests, but all sorts of people.  What kind of spiritual allies should we have? ALTHOUGH EACH ONE of us has a personal relationship with God, that relationship takes root and grows within a larger network of relationships within the Church. When we are baptized, we... Read More

On the Feast of the Holy Family: Our Own Family Circle

On the Feast of the Holy Family: Our Own Family Circle  Could failure to follow God’s commands be robbing your family of grace? God not only became one of us, but he was born into a family with parents: Our Blessed Mother Mary, and a father, St. Joseph.  There’s no escaping the message that families are intended to be holy places for children to grow and prepare to enter the world. The Fourth Commandment orders us to: “Honor... Read More

The Family as Domestic Church: How She Hands on Faith (Part IV of IV)

September 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Church, Domestic Church, Family, Family Life, Liz Estler

The Family as Domestic Church: How She Hands on the Faith (Part IV of IV) Editor's Note: In Part I, we examined how the four marks of the Church apply to the family. Part II considered our baptismal call to being priest, prophet and king by delving into what it means to be priest in the secular world and how parents carry that out within the family. Part III looked at what it means to be prophet and king. Today, we will briefly... Read More

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