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  • Are you Crazy? Preparing for Lent?
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    Are you Crazy? Preparing for Lent?

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    When I was a kid, preparation for Lent meant Mardi Gras. My mother was so good she always looked for fun things to do, also instructional things at the same time, which would help us both to learn and enjoy.  So, at St. Anne’s we would sometimes have candies or cupcakes on Mardi Gras.  Sometimes […]

  • 10 Ways to Use Beauty to Kickstart Your Spiritual Life
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    10 Ways to Use Beauty to Kickstart Your Spiritual Life

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    The spiritual life has ups and downs. It is during the down times that we especially need help. Using beauty is a way that is less about your efforts and more about the outside making its way to your inside. God gave us our five senses to absorb his beauty so that it can become […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: February 17th, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: February 17th, 2019

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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 […]

  • New Year Derailed, or Realigned?
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    New Year Derailed, or Realigned?

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    Not a resolution was in my mind as I hopped on a plane in late December in anticipation of our newest grandson’s arrival. This was number four for mom, and she usually comes early. I wanted to give her plenty of extra buffer room so she could rest easier. Soon the evening came when I […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: February 3rd, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: February 3rd, 2019

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    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 assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass […]

  • Being in Love
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    Being in Love

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    Aristotle observed that all was in motion. Everything was in a process of change. Whatever stage you observed, there was always a prior movement and prior change. Aristotle realized that we could not go back like that forever. At some point we had to come to an originator of all this motion.

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: January 20, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: January 20, 2019

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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 […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: December 30th, 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 […]

  • Why <i>Sola Scriptura</i> Still Matters, Part One
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    Why Sola Scriptura Still Matters, Part One

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    We are now just over 501 and one years since Martin Luther’s posting of his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany, the spark that lit the fire of what many Protestants still proudly call the “Reformation.” The Banner of the “Reformation” Still Flies Given the climate of cooperation and dialogue […]

  • 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 […]