Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Sacraments

Start Living Like the Healed Leper

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What if you spent your entire life believing a lie about yourself?  What if, at every turn, there was someone there whispering to you things like, "you aren't good enough", "you stink", "you'll always be this way", "you are a loser you know", "shut up, no one wants to hear your stupid ideas", "you can't change, it's just who you are?" What would that habit, over time, do to anyone? It's...

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Oil, Lamps, and Foolish Virgins

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To use a Jeff Cavins term, I needed to use a lot of Winne-the Pooh theology on this one - think, think, think. What is meant by this lamp that all of the virgins have? What is meant by the oil that some have and others allow to run out? Why is it that those with lit lamps are allowed into the banquet while the others are not?

When I think of a lamp I automatically think of light which is not a...

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Pumpkins and Sacraments

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Pumpkins and Sacraments

I was asked to re-post this for Halloween, enjoy. Reclaiming the Night  It seems as though the world always takes things we Catholics celebrate and twists them for pleasure and gain. For instance, Mardi Gras has gone from a celebration before we enter a time of self-examination and penance to an excuse to drink, party, and worse. Halloween is no different. It has turned from a time of remembering those who have gone before us in Christ as well as our own mortality to a time of celebrating darkness and even evil. The world has taken our remembrance of those...

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Baptismal Candle Giveaway!!

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We are so excited to be a part of this give-away.  We are giving away one beautiful, artisanal, baptismal candle from REGINA Candles.  Each one is personalized and handpainted just for you.  Read through for details for how you can enter to win...


Baptism is our adoption into the family of God, an incredible gift and a key moment of life when we are freed of sin and filled with God’s grace. Baptism...

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Pumpkins and Sacraments

Posted by James Hahn on

Reclaiming the Night 
It seems as though the world always takes things we Catholics celebrate and twists them for pleasure and gain. For instance, Mardi Gras has gone from a celebration before we enter a time of self-examination and penance to an excuse to drink, party, and worse. Halloween is no different. It has turned from a time of remembering those who have gone before us in Christ as well as...

Read more →