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  • Why <em>Sola Scriptura</em> Still Matters, Part Two
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    Why Sola Scriptura Still Matters, Part Two

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    In part one we discussed the importance that the Protestant principle of sola scriptura still has this close to the 500th anniversary of the “Reformation.” Now it is time to get into the meat of the argument by examining the classic Protestant interpretation of two key verses of Scripture. “All Scripture Is Inspired” The Bible verses […]

  • Why <em>Sola Scriptura</em> Still Matters, Part Three
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    Why Sola Scriptura Still Matters, Part Three

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    In part two, we left this discussion asking exactly what the point was of 2 Timothy 3:16-17, if it is not the sola scriptura conclusion that Protestants often draw. What exactly was this apostolic authority, St. Paul, saying to Timothy about the Scriptures? Was St. Paul saying that “the Bible” would make the man of God […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Christmas
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Christmas

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    Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: December 25th, 2018 The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be 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” […]

  • Make Family Reconciliation an Advent Tradition
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    Make Family Reconciliation an Advent Tradition

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    It is 1535 London.  The prior of the Carthusian monks at the London Charterhouse tries to prepare his brothers for a coming persecution, martyrdom for many of them.  The Prior, John Houghton exhorts his brother Carthusians to prepare their hearts by a general confession to God, and gives leave that every one should choose any […]

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

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be 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 […]

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

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    This piece serves as a follow up from my previous article entitled, “What Wives Want Their Husbands to Know.” While these articles are in no way exhaustive, they are common stumbling blocks I encounter in my work in marriage ministry. Both in the preparation side and marriages in crisis. One young husband stated after reading […]

  • 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 […]