CF161: God’s Country

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CF160: Chicken Plucker

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Podcast: Download In this episode: the best daddy in the world, chicken plucker, mattie moment, Sweet Brown Cold Pop Escape, CCE field trip, papal lap book, cheap date, mailbag: Chad asks about the recent Boy Scouts of America controversy, Allyson’s book, twaddle

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The following is the ‘heart’ of Deacon Tom’s EASTER HOMILY given at his parish in north central Arizona. A bit of it has been modified for the readers at the Catholic Family Podcast site. Dear parishioners … dear folks visiting family members … dear visitors. We wish you a most …

CF159: Mine Is Bigger!

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Constant Reminders

February 21, 2011 Allyson, Blogs 3 Comments

Did you brush your teeth?  Did someone feed the pets?  Is your bed made?  Have you straightened up your room?  Have you had breakfast?  Have you done your morning chores?  Are you ready for school?

Sometimes I wish that I had a “record” button somewhere on my body so that I could store all of those questions that I ask everyday.¬† Then I could just press PLAY and it would all come spurting out without any effort on my part.¬† My kids are smart.¬† They know what needs to happen on a daily basis.¬† Why do I have to give constant reminders? … Continue Reading

CF 143: Pie!

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In this episode: David and Allyson celebrate National Pie Day, Green Tip: Recycle/Gift Bags, Hannah’s¬† bird feeder, timeout for the girls (all day!), a discussion about the changes in the Roman Missal, and an addition to the Catholic Family.

Song: Pie by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

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Splinter of the Mind

February 13, 2011 Blogs, David, Feature 1 Comment
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Like most people, I try to relate the Sunday Mass readings¬† to my life. This week’s readings talk about Jesus coming to fulfill the law. I must confess that I was having trouble finding an application to my life after Saturday night vigil Mass. When I got home, Saturday night started to irritate me more than soothe and relax me.

I didn’t understand at first what was bugging me. “Why is our deacon so boring!” “Why was the Mass so long? Why did our priest¬† give us a second homily before the final prayer on the necessity of stewardship?” “Why is only 10% of the parish giving for the Diocesan Services Fund? Don’t they understand we have to pay the difference from our savings?” Other questions started popping in my head in rapid succession. “Why can’t people do what they say they are going to do?” “Why are the kids so lazy, unhelpful and mean to each other?” “Why do I bother asking for help around the house?” “Why does everyone take and not give?” “How much longer can I last?” In essence, ” Why is everyone an idiot except me?” And so I went to bed greatly agitated, unable to sleep, thinking about how I could get so far out of center from Jesus. What a pity party. … Continue Reading

CF 142: Squeaky Clean

January 12, 2011 Episodes, Front Catalog 3 Comments
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In this episode: soap making, Austin wacks a mole, Mattie Claire moments, review of Gulliver’s Travels, Deacon Tom, mailbag and a whole lot more.

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Old Thoughts in a New Year

January 7, 2011 Deacon Tom No Comments
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I belong to a local exercise facility in our town. It is notable and smile-able to see the large uptick in people showing up for classes and workouts following the Christmas and New Year holidays. A new year – leading to a fresh start. But then, many of us soon re-learn, we really do face the same challenges as we did just weeks before.

In January, a Starbuck‚Äôs Tazo Chai Frapuccino Blended with no whipped cream still has 330 calories in 2011 – somewhat more calories than you burned off in your first after the new year exercise session. The average American who watches three and a half hours of television every day, will, by the age of 65 have spent over nine years in front of the small screen. Most of those folks will have only fleetingly acquiesced to the common wisdom which says that we can add years to our lives by spending a portion of the three hours of TV time doing something that raises our heart rate and stretches and challenges our muscles. … Continue Reading

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Podcast: Download In this episode:  Del Lago and the TV headache, Philmont and Lost Pines, Qatar, leaving Christ Our Light, the vacuum cleaner ponytail, Rediscover Catholicism study group, Archdiocesan Youth Conference,  Mailbag:Jim from PA. Contact our comment line at (936) 228-1836 or email us [at] catholicfamilypodcast (dot) com

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