Joy in the Midst of Suffering

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We are a Joyful People

We are called to be a joyful people, not because we are always happy or that things always go our way, but because we are children of God and He loves us with a never ending love.  Christians in the early Church had great joy and that joy was infectious, people were compelled to become Christians because of their love even though being a Christian meant that your life could be in danger.  Love is expressed ...

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Family Matters

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My wife and I are the only members of our family to have moved away from our hometown, the rest of our siblings chose to make their home fairly close to our parents, but we moved a mere three hours west to a smaller city.  So for the last 27 years we have raised our family and become a part of the community in Central Texas.  We were always the ones who drove in from out of town to be ...

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A Place Set Apart for Families

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For the last 4 years, my family and I have driven across the country (23 hours) to attend a week long family camp at Catholic Familyland near Steubenville Ohio. The question I initially asked myself is why and you may be wondering the same thing.  As a Catholic Father, I want to raise my children to be strong in their faith, not only in head knowledge, but in a deep personal relationship with our Lord.  To this end, we are very ...

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Making Jesus the Lord of Your Family

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The question we should ask ourselves is “if our family was in a court of law, would there be enough evidence to convict us of being a Christian family”.  It is not enough for us to say that our family views Jesus as it’s Lord, our actions must also demonstrate it.  We must “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).  We must have ...

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