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Shaping the Image of God: Thoughts about Fatherhood

June 17, AD2017 4 Comments
Shaping the Image of God: Thoughts about Fatherhood

I have been thinking a lot about fatherhood lately. Having put in quite a few years as a dad with three beautiful children, you would think that by now I would be an expert on the subject. Sadly, such is not the case. I find myself still questioning why I am not the “perfect” father […]

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I Still Don’t Understand My Vocation To Fatherhood

February 16, AD2016 4 Comments
I Still Don’t Understand My Vocation To Fatherhood

It was 5:15 in the afternoon. I had been pacing around the room rocking a fussy baby for about a half hour. The last ten minutes had been filled with so much frustration that setting the baby down and screaming into a pillow was the best option I could conjure up. My wife was at the […]

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A Letter to Isabella

September 26, AD2013 3 Comments
A Letter to Isabella

In a few short weeks my wife Miriam and I will be welcoming our first born, Isabella. The approaching of this holy and awesome life-changing event has, in recent weeks, caused me to pause time and again to reflect on my hopes and prayers for my daughter and the world she will someday help to […]

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Pregnancy and the Catholic Father

August 29, AD2013 6 Comments
Pregnancy and the Catholic Father

Roughly six months ago, after many prayers, tears and anxious months of waiting, my wife, Miriam, and I learned with great joy that we are expecting our first baby later this year. The months of anticipation since have been filled with the typical joys and nervous concerns that I suspect all parents experience particularly with […]

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