Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Family

Habit #3 of Holy Catholic Families

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Habit #3 of Holy Catholic Families

(What's this about?  Start from the beginning) A few years ago a wonderful priest and friend of the family gave our boys a very expensive and complicated Lego set.  It wasn't your typical fire station or airplane.  This was a large Lamborghini Gallardo Police Car.  We don't have those where I am from, maybe you do.  The boys were so excited.  They'd never seen anything like it before in their short lives, neither had I.  As soon as Father had drove to the end of our drive, they were upstairs in a flash preparing for the work at hand. We...

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Habit #2 of Holy Catholic Families

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Habit #2 of Holy Catholic Families

Start from the Beginning Here Since we've built and moved into our home in 2005 the boys and I have worked on many projects together.  We built a chicken coop in 2006.  While Catherine was in the hospital for four months after her birth in 2008, we built brick patio to pass the time.  In 2010 we installed an above ground pool and built a deck around it. 2006 Chicken Coop 2008 Patio I love these projects and the boys do as well.  I hope that as the years go by they will look back fondly on this time spent...

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Choosing the Better Part

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Choosing the Better Part

We live in an anxious and worried world.  Often we are anxious and worried about things that in no way affect our lives.  We watch the news, read the paper, and become anxious about things in the world  Just as often we forget about these pressing events within a week.  Yet we are also anxious and worried about the real day to day events that touch our lives. What are you anxious and worried about today?  Are you anxious and worried about your job or children's education?  How about your bills or the stock market?  Are you anxious and worried...

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Good Shepherds come from Good Sheep

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Good Shepherds come from Good Sheep

October 4th St. Francis of Assisi "Certainly, if there are good sheep there are also good shepherds; good sheep give rise to good shepherds" - St. Augustine For the past couple of weeks we have been reading in the Office of Readings St. Augustine as he lambastes the shepherds who tend to themselves and ignore the flock.  Yet today, this one line stings the flock; "Certainly, if there are good sheep there are also good shepherds; good sheep give rise to good shepherds" If we look at the current situation in the Church it is easy for us to stand...

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective

Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective Meeting-Dating My wife and I kept up a long-distance relationship for a very long time before actually meeting in person.  She is from Louisiana and I'm from Ohio.  We chatted on the phone and online in chat rooms, where we met, back when the hardest part of our conversations was getting kicked offline and having to wait on the dial-up to reconnect. We met in person for the first time at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio for a Defending the Faith Conference.  Her parents traveled with her as did mine.  I think...

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