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  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Second Sunday of Advent
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Second Sunday of Advent

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from “Catholic Lane” is to assist you, parent or […]

  • A Look at Advent in Our Home
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    A Look at Advent in Our Home

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    Last Sunday we began the holy season of Advent.  Today I’ll offer a few thoughts and ideas on what works for our family to keep this season holy and prayerful. Our family begins this season with Confession and Adoration. While we never quit going to Confession throughout the year, our family has taken a three-month […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: First Sunday of Advent
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: First Sunday of Advent

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents Introduction The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from “Catholic Lane” is to assist you, parent […]

  • Spend This Advent with Mary
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    Spend This Advent with Mary

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    The holidays are upon us and the scramble to get ready for Christmas has officially begun. There’s so much to do but preparing for Christmas is about getting ready for the birth of Jesus. No one prepared for that moment more in union with God than the Blessed Mother did. So what better way to […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 25, 2018
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 25, 2018

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or […]

  • Swords into Plowshares: How to Deal with Family Friction During the Holidays
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    Swords into Plowshares: How to Deal with Family Friction During the Holidays

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    Holiday time means family time. And family time can sometimes mean friction time. We come together with intentions of good will, but as soon as someone says something we disagree with, or does something that offends us, we can be quick to pull out our swords and spears. The great prophet Isaiah speaks of people […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 18, 2018
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or […]

  • The Top 9 Most Prestigious Catholic Schools in the U.S.
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    The Top 9 Most Prestigious Catholic Schools in the U.S.

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    If you grew up in a Catholic household or attended a Catholic secondary school, then a Catholic university will feel familiar. Besides familiarity, Catholic universities offer many other advantages for the young faithful student. Many emphasize service to others, Mass, and a structured environment, as well as traditional scholarly pursuits. The Catholic Church typically runs […]

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    Addicted to Romance

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    Are romance novels an innocent pastime or something more dangerous? While I was working on Amazing Grace for Married Couples, a story we ended up not using involved a woman who became addicted to romance novels. It seems she is not alone. I’ve gone to garage sales and saw tables full of romance novels for […]

  • Veterans: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen
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    Veterans: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

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    In economics, the first lesson I teach my pupils is the lesson of things that are seen and things that are not seen. Actions have some effects that are readily apparent and others are overlooked or not perceived. It’s the same with our military veterans. We see the obvious price they’ve paid—the time they spent […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 11, 2018
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 11, 2018

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or […]

  • Beginner's Guide to Understanding Catholicism
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    Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Catholicism

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    Christianity is one of the world’s largest religious groups, with nearly 2.5 billion people following one of its five major denominations—Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic. Roughly half of all worldwide Christians identify as Catholic, making it the largest of the Christian churches. That number continues to grow as worshippers share their […]

  • What Wives Want Husbands to Know
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    What Wives Want Husbands to Know

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    What gives me the right to presume to speak on behalf of the wives of humanity? Who am I anyway? Where are all the letters behind my name, my credentials, or reviews from my peers? What I simply propose here is based on my almost thirty-nine years of marriage, (“street cred”), and the fact that […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 4, 2018
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Sunday, November 4, 2018

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    Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or godparent, […]