Tag Archives: Domestic Church

Kids at Mass

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, writing for the New Liturgical Movement, has an excellent article on children and the Traditional Latin Mass. However, I notice that there are several fine points in it that could apply or be helpful also for those young … Continue reading

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How to Be a Domestic Church

I have posted here on various occasions about the domestic church: the way in which a family draws close to God in the family home. Such a spiritual dimension of a family’s home life is absolutely necessary if the children will … Continue reading

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Parish Vocations Prayer

This vocations prayer, which I saw on the New Liturgical Movement (see Fr. Z for the original version), is very inspiring. I plan to adapt it somewhat and have prayer cards made to be used daily in my future parish … Continue reading

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Childhood Catholic Faith Memories

For those readers who have a bit of “experience of life”, and who were Catholic also as children, I wonder: What particular Catholic traditions do you remember observing as a child? I’m thinking along the lines of: Visits to the … Continue reading

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Month of May

Another month of May is upon us, and so another month dedicated to Our Lady. Although we begin it with today’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we will conclude it with the Feast of the Visitation. Hopefully there will … Continue reading

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Important Message from Pope Francis

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A Name Day

Today*, March 19th, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, is the name day or onomastico of Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI. Happy name day, Holy Father! Say a prayer for the Pope Emeritus today. Do you celebrate your name day (assuming you have … Continue reading

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Pope Asks Question and Gives Homework

As the Holy Father’s “style” continues to develop, he has taken to asking more questions, seeking crowd interaction, and then assigning a task. I think he always did these things, but now it has become a sort of weekly “feature”. … Continue reading

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New Vocations Website for Birmingham

I just received news that the Diocese of Birmingham has a new vocations web site – http://www.birminghamvocations.com Be sure to give it a look, and note that you can “follow” it via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus as well. My … Continue reading

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Father of the Poor

I am always struck by the beauty of this altar in the Basilica of St. Augustine here in Rome. Today I learned a bit more about the saint who is depicted on it – St. Thomas of Villanova. The focal … Continue reading

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Indissolubility, Family, and Truth

Continuing in my series on the Church’s teaching concerning the indissolubility of the marriage bond, here is a passage from an Apostolic Exhortation that Pope John Paul II addressed to the Church in Europe – though obviously it speaks of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

Perhaps getting to daily Mass is difficult or impossible. How to keep the presence of the Lord between Sundays and Holy Days, then? We need to rediscover the practice of making a spiritual communion. Remember, at every moment of the day … Continue reading

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