The Mission of the Family to Evangelize

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Fr. Nathan Cromly

The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this sixth talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides some food for thought on this subject.  Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, delves into the mission of the family to evangelize other families and the world.

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How to Be a Father after God’s own Heart

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In the old testament, God said that King David was a man after God’s own heart.  Wow, what a compliment.  King David achieved this goal by uniting his will to that of God.  He did this through prayer, through reading scripture and through his every day actions which gave glory to God.  During the funeral activities following my father in law’s passing, I pondered what is was that he did to have such a positive impact not only on his ...

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Are You a Slave?

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640px-Slaves_ruvumaSlavery is a very powerful word, no one wants to be a slave, but many unknowingly are.   According to Websters, Slavery is “submission to a dominating influence”.  Many people associate the term slavery with the Israelites in Egypt, or with African-Americans in the Southern United States.  While the evil of forced labor and captivity are fairly easy to understand, there is a much ...

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Are you Afraid of Dying?

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Family Funerals

Funerals, everybody loves attending them, right?  If you are like me, you don’t look forward to attending a funeral.  Depending on who died, it may be a very somber event.  In my forty five years on this earth I have attended funerals for the young, old cemetaryand everyone in between. Funerals are a difficult part of life, but they are a ...

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Reflecting the Love of God

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A Godly marriage should be a reflection of the love that we see between God the Father and God the Son. Their love is given freely and Kral Weddingcompletely without anything held back.  This love is faithful and continuously fruitful as manifested in the person of God the Holy Spirit. How can we reveal this type of love within our own marriages?

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All You Need is Love

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love-aah-enhThe Beatles were right, all we need is love. As the father of nine children, one of my biggest concerns is ensuring that my children receive a solid foundation rooted in our Catholic faith. In my experience, achieving this end is a delicate balance of clear boundaries coupled with love. As St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13, we can do all the right things as parents, have ...

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Being Under Satan’s Yoke (BUSY)

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Do you always feel like you are running late, falling behind, or rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off?  If so you are not alone.  My wife and I feel like this on a regular basis, especially around the end of the year.  A popular Catholic speaker, Jesse Romero, likes to remind people that being busy is not necessarily a good thing.  He points out that the letters which make up the word are a great way ...

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Practical Discipline

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We live in a society where discipline is not viewed in a positive light.  Many parents think that it is better to be their child’s best friend instead.  The results have been a society of immature adults.  If you are interested in my thoughts on why discipline is so important for our children, our society and the future of our world, please check my article entitled “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child”.

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

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Our society has become a society of children, there is ample evidence to back up my claim.  Think about how a child acts, they have a short attention span, they easily change their mind, they see something in the checkout line at the grocery store and  they want to buy it.  If a child doesn’t get their way, they might throw a temper tantrum.  I  witness child like behavior from adults ...

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New Years’ Resolutions, Family style

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A New Year for many, means a new start, a blank page on which to write on.  While this may seem silly to many, changing our habits can be difficult and a new year could be just the world event that helps us to resolve to do some things different.  Here is a list of family related resolutions that you may wish to consider:

  1. Spend more time with your spouse and kids and less time at the office, on the computer or ...
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