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Author Archive: David Roney

David converted to Catholicism at the age of nine days, but finally immersed himself into his faith a few decades later. He takes his vocation as a single dad seriously, despite having what he claims is a sense of humor. When he's not parenting and driving his kids 5000 miles per day to & from school/soccer/football/other, he is selling Arizona real estate, volunteering at various Catholic charities, studying his faith, and writing. He is currently studying at the Kino Catechetical Institute in Phoenix. David is a member of the Order of Malta Auxiliary, and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. He attends Mass almost daily, Adoration weekly, and loves the outdoors.

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The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

December 7, AD2016 45 Comments
The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

Last year, I found myself in a terrible position. It was a Sunday morning and I was preparing to take my kids to Mass. The problem was that I believed I needed to go to Confession prior to receiving the Eucharist. That was cause enough for anxiety, as no one wants their soul outside a […]

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Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

November 4, AD2016 34 Comments
Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

Travelling to my second school drop-off the other day, I was listening to the Patrick Madrid Show and he was discussing the Fatima apparitions, the breakdown of marriages, and divorce’s impact on families. My daughter, 13, was sitting next to me. We were both quiet, so I inquired if she was listening, and she said, […]

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Independence Day – A Forgotten Holiday

July 4, AD2016 6 Comments
Independence Day – A Forgotten Holiday

Today Americans celebrate the “Fourth of July.” It is typically a holiday around which people travel, families and friends gather, and people ignite fireworks to celebrate. It is viewed as a long weekend by many, who might just relax by the pool, pick up a good book, or have a barbecue. The late Erma Bombeck, […]

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A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

May 1, AD2016 47 Comments
A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

It is all too common to hear stories about fallen away Catholics, and how fewer are attending Mass and following their faith. Many blame theirs or others’ lukewarm faith or lack of catechesis on priests, their schools, bishops, Vatican II, popes, liturgical abuses, scandals, or any number of things. The problem of being lukewarm is […]

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Catholics: What Should Our Political Stance Be?

April 10, AD2016 16 Comments
Catholics: What Should Our Political Stance Be?

The political divide in America seems to only get more polarized each year. Given the moral trajectory of our nation’s people and the “progress” away from historical Judeo-Christian values and traditions, this is likely only to continue. I see the polarization among well-meaning Catholics as well, whose spiritual instinct to stay more neutral and policy focused […]

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Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them

March 11, AD2016 9 Comments
Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them

  I have wanted to write this article for some time, but was a bit reluctant as this is an emotional topic for many. But with the recent Best Picture award going to the movie Spotlight, I think it is time to explain the truth about errant priests and other clergy who have done terrible […]

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Catholic Schools: A Complete Education

February 4, AD2016 10 Comments
Catholic Schools: A Complete Education

Deciding where one’s kids should be educated can be a difficult task, especially in areas where there are so many good public, parochial, and charter schools. Many parents also choose home-schooling, and do a wonderful job. There are certainly a myriad of choices, but perhaps our values hierarchy should help us choose. Compartmentalizing Values Many Catholic […]

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Altar Serving: Keeping Young Men Engaged

January 9, AD2016 4 Comments
Altar Serving: Keeping Young Men Engaged

Every so often the issue of altar serving comes into question, as it has again recently.  There is an ongoing, extensive debate over who should be serving—boys alone, or boys and girls. Various recent articles taking opposite sides of the issue provide some insight into the arguments on both sides. I think both sides make […]

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Advent and Christmas Traditions for Dads

December 11, AD2015 0 Comments
Advent and Christmas Traditions for Dads

Advent and Christmas are very special seasons, and offer terrific opportunities to grow in and live our faith as Catholics. Often though, both seasons seem to be celebrated by moms more than dads. And while there is nothing wrong with that, as a single father of two kids, one boy and one girl, it occurred […]

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On Challenging Homilies

November 14, AD2015 4 Comments
On Challenging Homilies

Over the last week there has been some discussion about the importance and length of homilies, as well as how conservatism and fundamentalism may be outdated prescriptions for bringing back disillusioned, fallen away Catholics. Though I see it a bit differently than some, I welcome the conversation. Looking at my own path back to being […]

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