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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Christians celebrating Halloween?

Can Catholics celebrate -Halloween? In this national radio interview, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. Teresa Tomeo and Dr. Italy also discuss how Catholics can best use these … Continue reading

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Blessed be the Lord!

Psalm 144 R. (1b) Blessed be the Lord, my Rock! Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock! My mercy and my fortress, my stronghold, … Continue reading

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God cares for us… for you.

You, my sheep, are the flock I shall pasture, and I am your God – it is the Lord who speaks. Ezekiel 34:31

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“I kneel before the Father from Whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.” –Ephesians 3:14-15

  Today is my birthday, and my best present is being able to spend the whole day with my children! Are you able to “waste” time with your kids?  Do you take time each day to thank God for the … Continue reading

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St John Paul II & Family

Saint John Paul II (1920-2005) Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and academic tasks. He became first auxiliary … Continue reading

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Self Esteem…

  We sometimes value ourselves mistakenly: at first, we think we’re the best in the world; later, we switch to despising ourselves, to feeling that we can’t succeed at anything.  We swing from one extreme to another.  The Blood of … Continue reading

Peace begins at home…

    Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,  world without end. Amen.       The Synod on the Family … Continue reading

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I love my kids!

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Thank you Lord…

Follow The Synod on the Family              

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The family that …

Follow the happenings of the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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