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Suffer the Children

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on them, he went away.” – … Continue reading »

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Sorry, Mr. Dad. Not in My Catholic Household.

I’d generally consider myself a fan of Armin Brott, aka Mr. Dad. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his books on fatherhood. His podcast sometimes catches my interest as well. In this case, though, I have to strongly disagree with him. Someone wrote to him as follows. “Dear Mr. Dad: It’s been a longstanding tradition in our extended … Continue reading »

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Incense

Were you at the Pittsburgh Oratory on Sunday morning? That fire alarm during the processional hymn was great, wasn’t it? I set it off. You’re welcome. It wasn’t entirely my fault, though. Alex usually sits still for about half of mass before needing to be taken to the back of the church. This week was … Continue reading »

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Making Friends

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Dress For the Occasion

[This is a slightly edited re-post from my previous blog. It seemed appropriate in light of a post I recently wrote here.] While visiting with my in-laws outside of Erie a couple years ago I went to their parish for the Epiphany. I noticed something there that I’ve noticed at other parishes, and it drives … Continue reading »

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