In this episode, a recent homily on humility is presented with David and Allyson’s thoughts on this important topic.
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I suspect it might surprise you — because it certainly surprised me — that one of the things that deacon candidates and ordained deacons had in common was that the majority of them were worried about the salvation of the souls of their children.
What‚Äôs that you ask? Deacons? Worried about the salvation of their children? How can that be. I mean deacons are holy and they are always around the Church and their kids are all raised the way they should be, right? Not so. Not so.
One of our closest deacon couple friends have four children, as we do. The kids were all raised to love and respect the Catholic faith. And if any of them are really practicing the faith today — I‚Äôd be surprised. One even married in a Buddhist ceremony. So what can go wrong in the faith walk of any family can and often does go wrong in Catholic deacon families. … Continue Reading
So I’m sitting in my bed, it’s around 11:30, checking email, looking at facebook.¬† Mattie Claire is asleep in my bed because there are six girls in her room chattering.¬† The boys are asleep in their room (the only smart people in the house) and David is in Dallas.¬† The house is in shut down mode-doors locked, dishwasher set to come on in 3 hours, lights are off.¬† All of a sudden I hear Jeff Nielsen’s voice coming from the study.¬† Our study is down the hallway from our bedroom where I am.¬†
What’s the first thing you do in an emergency?¬† Because this is an emergency.¬† There is someone in the study and they have logged on to sqpn.com and want to sit down and listen to the latest episode of Catholic Weekend in my house in the middle of the night!¬† The house with the husband 4 hours away!¬† OK, what’s the first thing you do in an emergency?¬† Stay calm.¬† I stayed very calm, didn’t wake the baby, didn’t go for the gun or the baton (story for another time), and walked down the hallway.¬† There is no one in there.¬† The girls are telling ghost stories upstairs.¬† Did they conjure up someone who wanted to listen?¬† No, it was only a teeny fly-like creature hitting itself sensless against the screen of the computer–a touch screen–a very sensitive touch screen by the way.¬† It took me more than a few seconds (an eternity in computer time) to close all of the windows and get the screen off because the little bugger didn’t want me to stop.¬† He kept hitting the screen.
I’m not sure how or why he wanted to hear your voice, but I’m glad it was your voice and not some crazy rock singer that the kids might have had pulled up.¬†¬†¬† You were my rock, Capt. Jeff.¬† I have to say it was really weird hearing you come out of nowhere, but I’m glad it was you.
Now don’t scare me anymore!
In this episode:¬† CNMCMMX, Catholic dogs, Sweeney cleaning solution, washing windows,¬† Rosetta Stone special, lost shepherd.
Final Song: Bryan Murdaugh:¬† (Twenty-nine) I’m Listening
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Some years ago, my lovely wife Dee and I discussed starting a once a month Rosary in the Home. We didn’t want it to be just for friends or certain people, so it was announced as an open door get-together. Any and all were welcome. And inspired or inconsequential, we chose the first Thursday of each month. That day and the Luminous Mysteries seemed to click and we soon developed a small group of regulars.
We served decaf coffee (in the evening) and other light refreshments and some small goodies. From time to time, others would bring a dessert or offer to host the rosary in their home. At someone’s suggestion, we added the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. This all took place starting about six or seven years ago, and then we moved to Arizona some two and a half years ago. Once settled, we started the same idea here. … Continue Reading
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