Heroic Parenting 

Almost everything we know about parenting we have learned from our parents. Almost everything our children will know about parenting they will learn from us. One look at the reaction of young adults at campuses across the country in the last several months and most reasonable people can come to the conclusion that we have

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A Time for Heroes

Can you name somebody close to you that is heroic? If you can, you are blessed. We need many more heroes.  By heroes, I am referring to people who possess and try to live out the Christian ideal of Heroic Virtue. Heroes like: St. Therese, Padre Pio, Mother Teresa and Dorthy Day. These great people

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Friday Challenge 

Friday Challenge The Challenge continues.  Throughout most of our lives many of us have had somebody older and more wise help us by giving us beneficial wisdom that challenged us to new heights.  Take the time today to pay it forward. Take the following steps and be a mentor: Recognize specifically the person’s skills and

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What is “mortal sin?”

What is “mortal sin?” With the current buzz about Pope Francis proclaiming certain acts a mortal sin, it may be appropriate to state the Church’s long standing teaching on how to determine if certain acts are a mortal sin.  This post is not about making a statement on the Pope’s moral teaching. Certainly, the items

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