Children and Prayer

January 28th, 2014

Each night for over a year now I have prayed with and over my children before bed. It started after reading Mark Batterson’s Praying Circles Around Your Children. After the first week or so my oldest asked me why I was praying over them each night. So I told her I read a book and felt it was important […]

statue_of_MaryMary is truly a great role-model for fathers today.  I think a natural reaction to this would be something like, “How can a mother teach us something about being a father?” I think the answer to this question lies in thinking about two things we are called to do as Catholic Christian dads: to provide an example for our children of living a devout life here on earth and to bring our children to a deeper faith.

Goals for 2014

January 2nd, 2014

Goals for 2014 I have not been a big new year’s resolutions person. Maybe because I spent so many years in University that for me the year still begins in September with the beginning of the academic year. But Some great posts got me things, first Sarah Reinhard from Snoring Scholar had a great piece […]

A Chance Encounter, Prayer and Life A few days ago I was donating blood at Canadian Blood Services I had an interesting conversation with three young people after donating. And by young people I mean early to mid 20′s. During the conversation I found out historically they are from Wolfe Island, which is near Kingston. One young man […]

When you’ve got toddlers gobbling up media… where do you get stories that inspire, that draw the child closer to God?  I don’t mean just videos and books that aren’t morally disturbing; I mean those that have a positive effect on little minds.  Saint stories, Bible stories, or otherwise.  Our culture is full of the […]

You are a Catholic hiking in a remote section of the Himalayan region when you unexpectedly startle a local Yak herd. In the ensuing stampede you are gored by a Yak bull and seriously injured.

You are afraid you may die and the herdsman carries you down the hill to the nearest Orthodox church. The priest rushes to your side and offers to hear your confession.

As a Catholic, can this Orthodox priest shrive you?

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