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An Open Letter to Pope Francis

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Love Will Heal All Wounds

Most Holy Father,

As you prepare for the extraordinary meeting on sexual abuse with the presidents of the world’s conferences of bishops, I am compelled to write to you as a survivor of sexual abuse from a Catholic Priest. I am one of many, and I hear that you regularly meet with other victims.  I don’t know any specifics about your meetings with survivors, but I hope that you listen to ...

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Only You Can Form Saints

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2018 Feast of the Holy Family

“Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I grasp, Subduing nations before him, stripping kings of their strength, Opening doors before him, leaving the gates unbarred:”

Isaiah 45:1

Dear Your Holy Family Ministry Supporters,

Just as Cyrus had doors opened for him, Your Holy Family Ministry has had many new doors opened to us this year. We are excited to share with you the many gifts God has granted to the ministry ...

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2018 Lenten Family Prayer Activity

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Lent is a time of preparation for the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. Many people choose something to give up for Lent like sweets, meat or various vices, but I would like to suggest another option. I would like to propose for your consideration adding family prayer to your daily routine for the next 33 days. For many people, daily prayer is a challenge, it involves sacrifice and perseverance and thus Lent is the perfect time to resolve once again ...

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What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me

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What is Love?

This is a question that has been asked throughout all of history.  Many poets, songwriters and philosophers have sought to provide an answer to people of every age and yet people continue to ask and to seek a love that will fulfill the deepest desires and longings of their hearts. For we were made to love and to be loved, and our hearts are restless until we find it.  God is love and thus we should look to ...

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The Family at the Foot of the Cross

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Lent has just begun, a season of reflecting upon the suffering and death of the Lord and go with him to the foot of the cross.  Many of the faithful offer up a token sacrifice for 40 days to better learn how to love.  These sacrifices have meaning, these little daily sufferings in a small way, prepare our mind and bodies for any real sufferings that will inevitably come our way.  For most adults, suffering is nothing new, anyone who has lived past ...

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Being Poor in Spirit

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December 30th, 2016 – Feast of the Holy Family

A Family that is Poor in Spirit, is a Happy Family

The Beatitudes are the successor to the Ten Commandments, the fulfillment of the Law given by God to his people.  The Rich Young Man approaches Jesus and asks what he must do to inherit eternal life and Jesus tells him to observe the (Ten) Commandments, to which the Rich Young Man replies, I have done so since my youth.   But the ...

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33 Days to a Great Family Prayer Life

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On November 29th, 2014, work began on the 33 day Family Prayer Consecration Program. praying family Family friendly reflections were written for each day of Fr. Nathan’s Totus Tuus, A Contemplative Approach to Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.  Together with my wife’s family, we prayed, discussed and grew closer to the Lord as a family. When we completed the 33 days of preparation, on ...

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What God has Joined, Let No One Divide

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scan3-77Your Family was started on the day you got married, and after you took your vows. The presider may have uttered words similar to the ones above.  It not only applies to you and your spouse, but also to your entire family.  The world many times seeks to separate what God has joined together.

Living the Life

As our kids were growing up, we got involved in ...
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Advice to New Parents

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The Keys to Raising a Holy Familyfamily

When speaking with new parents I often get asked what advice I have for them as they begin their family. It makes sense, they have a blank slate and they want to do everything they can to ensure success and happiness for their children. So for all of you who are in the same boat (or plan to be ...

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