December 14, 2019
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Tag: Fathers

Fatherly Hopes and Dreams

In Sacred Scripture, “the word, father, is a designation used not only for the immediate male progenitor, but also for the head of a people or tribe (Gen. 19:37), or for the founder of a town (1 Chron. 2:41–52), or of some institution (Gen...

A Family of Love

In the liturgical life of the Church, many days of the year are dedicated to concrete events and persons. Of course, there are many feasts for Jesus. But in addition, we remember Mary, the saints, and the “signature” moments in the...

The Christian Way

In the Gospel of Mark (10:35-45), James and John had it all wrong. They wanted authority. They wanted to sit at the right hand and left hand of Jesus when the Kingdom of God was established on earth. They wanted to lord it over others. They wanted...

Searching for Patience

An eight-year-old boy named Jimmy came home one evening with two black eyes, and confessed to his dad that he had gotten into an argument with Bobby, the boy across thestreet. His father said, “Haven’t your mother and I told you again and again that...

Parenting is Tough Business

In the Gospel of John (6:51-58), Our Lord embarks upon what theologians refer to as The Bread of Life Discourse. Here, Jesus stands within the crowd and begins to teach. Having been sent by the Father, Jesus is caring for the Children of God! By...

Seeking Courageous Fathers

There are no coincidences or happy breaks in the life of believers, but only the unfolding of God’s plan; so often mysterious, obscure and, yes, even painful, but with fool proof guarantee of success in the Resurrection of Christ. Today is Father’s...

Father Knows Best

During the 1950s, there was a radio and television show entitled Father Knows Best. The show followed the lives of the Andersons, a middle class family living in a Midwestern town. One history of the show characterized the Andersons as “truly...

My Dad is Becoming Like Me

I don’t know when it started but every so often I think about what my dad was like at my age, or whatever the age I was at the time. Did he have the same struggles? All my life I saw “my dad” as a grown man who knew all the answers. In fact, it was...

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