Faith, Family, and Fatherhood

He wants to give me more!

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
John 6:51-58

Yesterday we met my brother, Fr. William Hahn, at his new parish. He was ordained two years ago and was recently made pastor of a parish in Southern Ohio. After mass and a tour of the rectory we went out for dinner. Finding a place to eat for my brother, my wife, and me plus our four boys on a Saturday evening was not an easy task.

We settled for Steak N...

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I Want To Be Your Hands.

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Saturday August 19th - Saint John Eudes
Saint John Eudes

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY NICOLE - SIX AWESOME YEARS!

Matthew 19:13-15

Today there is a different meaning attached to the words, "lay his hands on them" especially when it comes to children. There are many times throughout the day that I am tempted to "lay my hands on" my own children. Lord, give me patience!

When reading Scripture I like to look for...

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For the sake of the Kingdom

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Friday August 18th – Saint Jane de Chantal, religious
Saint Jane de Chantal - The Incorruptibles
Matthew 19:3-12

When teaching Pre-cana classes I always make sure that I tell couples that they have no idea what they are getting themselves in to. This always gets an uncomfortable chuckle until they see I am serious. I guess I take a little pleasure in taking them out of their dream world for just a...

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How many times???

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Thursday August 17th
Matthew 18:21 – 19:1
Since I have two younger brothers this Gospel passage always makes me smile. In the previous passage Jesus told Peter and the disciples that if “your brother sins against you go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” This is all well and good if he sinned against someone else or you see him partaking in sinful behavior. However, when the sin is...

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Go to your brother first!

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Tuesday August 16th – Saint Stephen of Hungry
Matthew 18:15-20
Someone once said, “it’s not the parts of scripture that I don’t understand that give me trouble but the parts that I do understand.” Today’s Gospel is exactly one of those parts. I understand fully that Christ wants me to take my grievances to my brother but this almost never happens.
What usually happens when my brother sins against me,...

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