Category Archives: Spirituality

Good-bye to the ghettos

This is the last in a series of four reflections inspired by the question: How can a parent best hand on the Catholic Christian faith tradition to her/his children? Having reflecting upon the nature of the religious and secular ghettos, … Continue reading

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The religious ghetto

This is the third of a four-part reflection in response to the question: How does one raise children authentically in the Catholic Christian faith?  Last week I focused on the first of the two “ghettos” , or chasms, as Milan Kundera calls … Continue reading

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The Secular ghetto

Part 2 of a 3 part series. (See part 1, entitled “Avoiding the ghetto”) In The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, author Milan Kundera speaks about the two chasms that line either side of the road of life.  One he … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Ghettos

Long before I wrote a piece for the Catholic Digest last June (“Keeping my kids Catholic”) I’ve thought a lot about the question of how I as a parent can provide my children with an authentic experience of the Catholic Christian … Continue reading

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On Faith

Like most Americans, I was sent reeling into a place of sadness and despair and anxiety as a result of the news coming out of Arizona over the weekend.  So there I was this past Tuesday, carrying my grief around, … Continue reading

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Wonder

I had an interesting day yesterday (Tuesday).  In the morning as I was getting ready to leave for work I picked up the change on the countertop and began to put it into my pocket.  A strange looking penny caught … Continue reading

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The Empty Manger

It’s a Catholic custom not to place the statue of the baby Jesus in the Nativity Scene under the tree or on the grounds of the parish until Christmas.  I never really gave this custom much thought until this year. … Continue reading

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