In the One Family of God

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family (Lee Iacocca, American Executive, 1924-2019). There is

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It’s Okay To Be Normal

When my wife and I met ten years ago, I was living in a schoolbus, writing a book, and trying to live a quasi-monastic life

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eucharist, mass, gifts, offering

4 Steps to a Better Sunday

In college, I learned the phrase “the Sunday scaries.” It means that feeling of dread on Sunday night as Monday morning approaches, with its threat

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Is Joy in Family Life Possible?

I recently participated in a training course for the International Federation for Family Development, where families met from all over Europe and a couple from

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romance

Time for a New Summer of Love

It’s been 52 years since the “Summer of Love”. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. The Sexual Revolution undermined authentic love. Today, society

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Book Review: Made This Way

“Daddy, what’s an abortion?” my seven year old son asked me one day. “An abortion is when a mother kills the child she is carrying

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Taking Jesus on a Family Trip

You are a practicing Catholic and you are going with your family on another fun-filled, summer road trip.  Perhaps you have always and most graciously

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