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Tag: Father’s Day

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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The Catholic Church CAN Help Single Parents

April 29, AD2017 10 Comments
The Catholic Church CAN Help Single Parents

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but for many faithful Catholics the picture perfect, Hallmark version of Mother’s Day will never happen. For many single moms, Mother’s Day is another day of housework, quibbling children, stress, and exhaustion exacerbated by misplaced hopes that this Mother’s Day will be special. For faithful, abandoned single dads, Mother’s Day is […]

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Priests: A Spiritual Fatherhood

June 19, AD2016 75 Comments
Priests: A Spiritual Fatherhood

As we pause to give thanks today for our fathers, those with us and those who have gone before us, let us take a moment to thank our spiritual fathers, the priests in our parish and those who have made a positive impact on our lives. This article highlights three aspects of the spiritual fatherhood […]

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A Father Creates an Image of God in His Child

June 15, AD2016 0 Comments
A Father Creates an Image of God in His Child

Father’s Day is fast approaching. It is that time of the year when we stop to thank and celebrate the wonderful role that our own fathers have had in our lives. For this month’s article in Catholic Stand, allow me to honor the fathers among you. A Father Who Listens A few years back, I […]

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This Father’s Day: Vow to Be a Committed Catholic Father

June 29, AD2015 3 Comments
This Father’s Day: Vow to Be a Committed Catholic Father

It is mid-June, so it is time for the annual national “head nod” to fathers on Father’s Day. For many, Father’s Day will pass unrecognized; for others, Father’s Day will be celebrated with “man-gifts” (e.g. tools, sports gear, etc.) and perhaps with a pleasant BBQ with family. But how many will ponder the dismal state […]

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5 Catholic Gifts for Dad on Father\’s Day

June 14, AD2014 2 Comments
5 Catholic Gifts for Dad on Father\’s Day

Tomorrow is Father\’s Day and dads all over the country will receive cliche gifts – ties, beer, barbecue tongs, or shirts – just to name a few. Please don\’t be offended, I\’ve been there too. Of course there will also be the handmade coupons and heartwarming drawings from their adoring little fans. But what if […]

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Vocations: The Elijah\’s Cup

June 11, AD2014 7 Comments
Vocations: The Elijah\’s Cup

At our parish, we have a beautiful practice that our priest instituted when he came five years ago. Each Sunday a family is asked to take home the chalice, place it in an area of prominence, and pray for an increase in vocations and for those who have already dedicated their lives to Christ and […]

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