Identity and the Inner Life

Monday, January 14, 2013

When I was in Australia I watched a television program which featured children who had gone off the tracks and had become unmanageable. They were sent to a…

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The Family as a Kingdom

Monday, October 29, 2012
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How do we see our families? We often experience them as a great amount of work! Dishes always to be done, ironing never quite caught up with, squeezing…

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Family Become What You Are

Monday, October 22, 2012

In the third part of Familiaris Consortio [FC] JPII asks the family to “become what you are.” This request stands in contradiction to what the world is constantly…

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Family: The Key to the Covenant

Monday, October 1, 2012

All civilizations, if they are to last, are founded on the principle of corporate life. That is, individuals must mature to the point of being able to live…

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Fatherhood and Identity

Monday, September 24, 2012

We don’t spend much time thinking about our identity. However, the truth is that the actions of our lives and how we feel about life and others flow…

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Family Forgiveness

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our families are all too human, but then so too were Jesus’ apostles. In the Gospels we can unvarnished glimpses into the community life of the early apostles…

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The Concreteness of Holiness

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The heart of Leviticus 17-26 (known as the Holiness Code) is the fundamental principle that God’s people must be holy. “You shall be holy unto me because I…

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Family: The Key to the Covenant

Monday, July 23, 2012

All civilizations, if they are to last, are founded on the principle of corporate life. That is, individuals must mature to the point of being able to live…

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Identity and Being Fathered

Monday, July 16, 2012

We don’t spend much time thinking about our identity. However, the truth is that the actions of our lives and how we feel about life and others flow…

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The Relationship of Marriage and Celibacy

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

There is often a confusion over the relationship of marriage to celibacy. Part of that has simply been a false cultural understanding that has grown up in the…

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