Monthly Archives: January 2012

Heaven Here

I’ve written before about how our 12-year-old son Charles has blown me away with his intuitive grasp of some of the basic truths of Catholicism and with his natural openness to the Communion of Saints.  Today, I wanted to share … Continue reading

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I Never Prayed that Everyone Would Be a Baptist

For readers who don’t know, January 18 through 25 was the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Recognizing this, at Mass last Sunday, we sang the following hymn of prayer to Our Lord: At that first Eucharist before You died, O … Continue reading

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Lame Lies about Women and the Catholic Response I Find Compelling part 2

In my last post I covered the lie that motherhood is nice but perhaps a little lesser on the playing field of what a woman can “do”. This time around I want to step back and talk about a lie … Continue reading

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Happy Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales!

Today is the feast day of the Roman Road’s patron saint, St. Francis de Sales.  To celebrate, we thought we’d post a few of his words of wisdom, that speak as much to our own time as to his: Have … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Front Lines

Our son and I are now home from today’s March for Life.  As with the last two years, it was a joy-filled, sorrowful day.  Mostly, as with the last two years, I was struck by the huge numbers of children, … Continue reading

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Pray for the March for Life

Today is the 39th March for Life in Washington, DC, and the third that Jason will be going to.  Our son is attending his first Youth Mass at the Verizon Center with the youth group from our parish, before heading … Continue reading

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Kids Are People Too

I remember well Whitney Houston singing on the radio when I was a kid, “I believe the children are our future; teach them well and let them lead the way.”  And I didn’t just hear this sentiment from pop culture.  … Continue reading

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