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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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Lawn Chair Catechism: “Hello, My Name is Jesus”

Welcome back to Lawn Chair Catechism! We’re at the penultimate chapter this week, but if you’d like to catch up, I have a page dedicated to the project, which was cooked up by the brilliant minds behind CatholicMom.com! You don’t have to have the book to join the discussion. Heck, you don’t even have to…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: Session 11, the VERY Late One!

Well, nothing like showing up a week late for a party. But I couldn’t skip this chapter of Lawn Chair Catechism, so here we are! Tomorrow I’ll have another post up on this week’s chapter. In the meantime, if you haven’t been reading along, head to my dedicated page on this project, hosted by CatholicMom.com.…

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Lawn Chair Catechism: Chapter 9: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Welcome back to Lawn Chair Catechism! If you’ve missed any sessions, be sure to check out my page for this series. There, you’ll find links to CatholicMom.com’s terrific resources, as well as links to purchase Sherry Weddell’s book, Forming Intentional Disciples, which is the source for our discussions. Don’t worry, though. The study guides can…

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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 CatholicMom.com, 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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