Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Lent2018

Into the Night

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Thursday of Holy Week

The sadness of Christ,
For the coming sin,
This one shared his table,
His cup, once a friend.

Betrayal, deceit, and lies,
Who is it Lord?
Surely, it is not I?

One who sits and sups,
One who witnessed all,
One who values passing things,
One who Satan calls.

Betrayal, deceit, and lies,
Who is it Lord?
Surely, it is not I?

Upon his breast his beloved,
This morsel do you see,
To him whom I give,
O...

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The Garden of our Soul

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Wednesday of Holy Week

I recently gave a parish mission and one of the topics covered confession with special emphasis on the value of frequent confession. While studying in preparation I discovered this wonderful quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1863Venial sin weakens charity; it manifests a disordered affection for created goods; it impedes the soul's progress in the exercise of...

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Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

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Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

Every Lent I like to find a spiritually challenging or enlightening book to read and meditate upon. Seeing that Lent begins February 14th, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite titles for Lent.  Feel free to share yours as well. The Spear: A Novel of the Crucifixion Louis de Wohl is by far my favorite Catholic author. The Spear takes the reader through the events surrounding the Crucifixion of Our Lord from the perspective of Cassius Longinus, the man who thrust the spear into the side of Christ.  We've read this story aloud during Lent to our...

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