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

Why Sola Scriptura Still Matters, Part Three

Dec 28 18 • 112 comments

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

Breaking Open the Word at Home: Christmas

Dec 25 18 • 0 comments

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

Make Family Reconciliation an Advent Tradition

Dec 19 18 • 3 comments

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

Breaking Open the Word at Home: Third Sunday of Advent

Dec 16 18 • 0 comments

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 […]

Book Review: <em>Dreams for your Grandchild</em>

Book Review: Dreams for your Grandchild

Dec 14 18 • 0 comments

  Dreams for your Grandchild by Allen Hunt is both a lovely book and a practical book. Subtitled, The Hidden Power of a Catholic Grandparent, the book is a mixture of exhortation, relevant suggestions, and inspiring stories. Writing a book about the relationship between Catholic grandparents and their grandchildren is as challenging as writing about […]

What Husbands Want Their Wives to Know

What Husbands Want Their Wives to Know

Dec 14 18 • 0 comments

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 […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe, We Need You More Than Ever!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, We Need You More Than Ever!

Dec 12 18 • 0 comments

Hundreds of millions of people around the world today will celebrate Masses to honor an appearance of the Blessed Mother made 481 year ago.  December 12, 1531 Our Lady of Guadalupe put an end to the Mayan culture of death. Mary was the woman, clothed in the sun, with the moon at her feet, who […]

Breaking Open the Word at Home: Second Sunday of Advent

Breaking Open the Word at Home: Second Sunday of Advent

Dec 9 18 • 0 comments

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

A Look at Advent in Our Home

Dec 7 18 • 0 comments

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

Breaking Open the Word at Home: First Sunday of Advent

Dec 2 18 • 0 comments

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

Spend This Advent with Mary

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

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

Nov 25 18 • 0 comments

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

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

Nov 22 18 • 0 comments

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

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

Nov 16 18 • 0 comments

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.

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

Nov 16 18 • 0 comments

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

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

Veterans: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

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

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

Nov 11 18 • 0 comments

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

Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Catholicism

Nov 8 18 • 0 comments

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

What Wives Want Husbands to Know

Nov 7 18 • 0 comments

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

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

Nov 4 18 • 0 comments

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, […]

Praying for the Holy Souls: The Soul You Help May Be Your Own

Praying for the Holy Souls: The Soul You Help May Be Your Own

Nov 2 18 • 8 comments

“It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.”  2 Macc. 12:46 “There shall not enter into it anything defiled…” Apoc. 21:27 I lost my Dad in 1999.  He was a wonderful father and certainly considered by all to be a good man.  He […]

In Theaters: <em>The Nutcracker and the Four Realms</em>

In Theaters: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara […]

The Changing Celebration of Halloween

The Changing Celebration of Halloween

Oct 31 18 • 1 comment

Over the years of my childhood, I experienced a transformation of Halloween.  When I was young, we donned costumes and wandered the neighborhood with Dad trick-or-treating, and always had a good time.  Mom’s seamstress skills and ninja-mad crafting capabilities helped create some fantastic Halloween-night ensembles.  She sewed Dracula capes and fuzzy Daniel Boone coon-skink caps.  […]