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Reconciliation Is About Lost Lambs Findi...

Reconciliation Is About Lost Lambs Finding Jesus!

Many teachers and parents use the example of a lost sheep being found by the Good Shepherd in preparing children for First Reconciliation. The Finding Jesus! activity to enables young children to use the vivid imagery and story of the book, Little Lamb Finds Christmas, to prepare for First Reconciliation. Walking through the preparation process with Lemi the Lamb…

Little Lamb Finds Christmas Receives USA...

Little Lamb Finds Christmas Receives USA Best BOOK AWARD

LOS ANGELES – USA BOOK NEWS ANNOUNCES WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF THE 2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 12th Annual USA Best Book Awards. Random House, Tarcher/Penguin, HarperOne, WW Norton, Harper Collins, William Morrow, Crown Business, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, American Cancer Society, The White House Historical Association…

We Need a Little Jesus in our Christmas ...

We Need a Little Jesus in our Christmas Music!

Each year most everyone enjoys getting into a little Christmas spirit somehow. But Jesus is becoming more and more conspicuously absent in the festive food, decor, and music celebrating Christmas in modern culture. Rather than lamenting the problem with bumper stickers reminding that Jesus is the reason for the season, I recommend we do something more festive….

The Power of Life’s Parable

The Power of Life’s Parable

Jesus spoke often to His disciples about the hidden meaning of his parables. I think He was pointing us to a far greater parable. Perhaps the Author of the human story has hidden eternal meaning in all of creation? We just need to be willing to listen and look for it. The definition of a parable…

Emoji Bible Study: The Wedding at Cana

Emoji Bible Study: The Wedding at Cana

I happen to be someone who really is inspired by the writings of mystical saints. They fill my imagination with so much subtlety that can be missing in a standard reading of the Gospels. These writings can give us a feel as if the Bible had emojies. So often we seek out concordances, and other study guides…

Mary’s Mantle of Protection in Phi...

Mary’s Mantle of Protection in Philly

While I was in the throng of “unticketed” Pope Francis fans in Philly, I was so proud to be a Catholic. One of the reasons why is something that has not gotten much press in secular or religious media: spiritual warfare in downtown Philly over the weekend. With the state of American culture as it…

Pope Francis: Small Gestures With Big LO...

Pope Francis: Small Gestures With Big LOVE

On his visit to the United States, Pope Francis invited us to be small and vulnerable. This became vividly clear to me as I stood in the “unticketed” throng celebrating and praying with the #PopeinPhilly. I felt so honored to be part of a church family with a father who leads us with real humility….

#TweetingMOM

#TweetingMOM

 October 7 is the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, YOU are Invited to PRAY together with thousands of others…on SOCIAL MEDIA?!   Pope Francis made his trip to America to call each of us to become people of MERCY. Let’s respond by preparing our hearts for the Year of Mercy in a NEW way. I invite you to be part of…

“It’s All Good…Really?...

“It’s All Good…Really?”

Modern Culture offers us so many opportunities to develop heroic virtue. But let’s describe it in modern terms. Maybe I’ve spent too much time in the superhero world with my 10-year-old son but I believe 21st century holiness needs a new lexicon. Something with a different vibe. For instance, many people like myself often call themselves “reverts”. We…

Explaining Love and Sexuality to Childre...

Explaining Love and Sexuality to Children

How do we help children discover the true nature and beauty of human sexuality in a culture obsessed with redefining it?  Faith, common sense and an old celibate Pope can teach us a lot. It’s pretty obvious that human beings are designed for relationship. What is often forgotten is that each and every relationship is a…

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