Post from the Past: As You Wish

Life is pretty hectic, so I thought I’d share this older post again, tying in The Princess Bride and the Prodigal Son: ††† Our family has been on quite the roller-coaster since arriving back home from the March for Life and my evening being received as a Third Order Dominican on the Feast of Saint…

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Christ My King

Yesterday was the Solemnity of Christ the King, a fairly new feast for the Church. The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did…

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The Return of the Prodigal Son by Pompeo Batoni

Keeping Yourself Out of Heaven

On Sunday at Mass, if your parish read the long form of the Gospel, you heard the parable of the prodigal son. I’ve written about this parable before, meditated on the Father who searches the horizon for the first sign that His prodigal children are on their way home to Him. He doesn’t even wait…

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Novena to Saint Dominic

Today begins the novena to Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers. A novena is a nine-day long prayer, during which you pray for a specific intention. It’s modeled after the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s nine days of prayer between the Ascension of Christ into Heaven and the great feast of…

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Lawn Chair Catechism, Session 6: Who Can You Trust?

Welcome back to the Lawn Chair Catechism, brainchild of the lovely ladies at, in which we’re discussing Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus. An introduction to the project and information on ordering the book, as well as the study guide and links to all previous posts I’ve written…

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Gifts I Don’t Deserve

We try to read the Scripture for Mass before we arrive at church. Sometimes this means we’re on the way in the car when it happens, which is what happened this past Sunday. But usually we at least look it over so that Mass isn’t the first time we encounter the readings. It gives you…

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