Tag Archives: Fathers

The Definition Of A Gentlemen (A Few Words For Wednesday)

While I was on vacation, I started thumbing through a book my wife picked up for me at our public library’s used book sale. Edited by a Fr. Raphael H. Gross, of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the somewhat … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Is A Good King. Listen To Him

Note that I didn’t say that he is a perfect king, or that he is without sin, or that he walks on water, or that he can do no wrong. No. All of us fall short of the glory of … Continue reading

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Indiana Bishops Release Statement On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Six days after Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act heard ’round the world into law, the bishops of Indianapolis respond with a statement. Would you believe on April Fools’ Day?

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“When Great Trees Fall” (Requiescat In Pace)

I’m not sure if I will be much of a presence here over the next several days. There has been a death in my family, see, and my duties lie elsewhere. Loss is the cross we bear when we love … Continue reading

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Palate Cleanser: “Ziggy who? I’m just trying to get discovered.” David Bowie’s First TV Appearance…

David Bowie performs Space Oddity, and receives an award or something.

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Blogging And The Art Of Mustang Maintenance (Or, My “Saint Joseph’s Retreat” Explained)

The first thing you need to know is that I just made up the idea of  taking a blogging break  and calling it a Saint Joseph’s Retreat. Why did I call it that? Because Jesus’s foster father wasn’t very chatty, … Continue reading

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A Serious Message About The Film, “Delivery Man” UPDATED

…is contained in the flyer in the photograph below.

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Pope Francis’s Homily On the Last Ember Day of Autumn

It seems fitting to me, at least. Especially this part,

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For Tips on Fatherhood from St. Benedict

—Feast of St. Benedict First posted back in July of 2010, the post below seems appropriate to share  again on this great saint’s feast day. As I rounded the corner and headed up the walk that leads to the entrance … Continue reading

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To Forgive My Father…

-Feast of St. Anthony of Padua Being a child of divorce, I’m not used to thinking warm and fuzzy thoughts about Father’s Day. My parents marriage collapsed around the time I was five years old. Now my dad will tell … Continue reading

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