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The Christian Family SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - July 10, 2014 ... up in a family of believers. We were "nominally" Christian-- that is, we attended church only until I had received my First Communion, and my Confirmation in the church. Then, we quit church. I was told, "We already did that." Christian families attend church regularly. They do not consider it a childhood rite of passage, to be outgrown. Maybe we quit church so abruptly, because my grandmother had died; and she had been the one to keep a wary eye on us as a family. My grandmother was the one ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-christian-family.html
Contraception Chit-Chat CRISIS MAGAZINE - July 7, 2014 The very word Birth-Prevention would strike a chill into the public, the instant it was blazoned on headlines…. They dare not call it by its name, because its name is very bad advertising. ~ G.K. Chesterton It wasn't until we arrived at the pediatrician's office that I realized I'd forgotten something to read. We were on time for my daughter's appointment, but there's always a wait anyway—docs are busy, I get that—so I usually bring along a book or the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/aHn9oNTNQD8/contraception-chit-chat
Corpus Christi: Let Christ Enter Everywhere HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - June 22, 2014 ... even dare to say that the greatest challenge a Catholic faces is to allow the gift of the Eucharist to transform the hidden places in our heart--the "prisons" we don't want the Lord to enter. If any aspect our lives--worries at work, temptations, problems at home--is closed off from our weekly reception of Holy Communion, we risk spiritual malnutrition. Mass becomes too much like the drums and trumpets heralding the Eucharistic procession in Orvieto. The first reading today ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2014/06/corpus-christi-let-christ-enter.html
11 Benefits of Encouraging Risk Taking in Your Children EYES ON HEAVEN - April 21, 2014 ... will be, but they follow their instinct. This risk taking is necessary for survival. Later on, the importance of risk taking isn't as clear. We usually aren't going to die if we turn down a risk. But that doesn't mean risk taking is actually any less important. We might not die, but we usually won't grow either, if we avoid risk taking. Parents are often tempted to step in and prevent our kids from taking risks. We see it as protecting them, removing the stones from their path ...http://eyesonheaven.net/11-benefits-encouraging-risk-taking-children/
A Few Thoughts on Evangelisation FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - April 9, 2014 ... numbers of professions. The bitter truth is that seminaries and novitiates that trained these young men and women have now closed, Trads blame the changes brought in by the Council, liberals blame the changes not brought in after the Council, Conservatives blame 'sociological factors', though no-one seems to have done a serious study on what are these factors. Most Catholics, including priests and therefore one might also suggest bishops too, I would suggest are unconvinced about the need for ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-few-thoughts-on-evangelisation.html
Navarre Bible Commentary:Friday, 4th Week in Lent JOE CATHOLIC - April 4, 2014 ... true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me." 30 So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come. Cited in the Catechism: In promulgating the Catechism of the Catholic Church , Blessed John Paul II explained that the Catechism "is a statement of the Church's faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church's Magisterium." He went on to "declare ...http://www.thejoecatholic.org/2014/04/navarre-bible-commentary-friday-4th.html