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January 2023

Jan 30

Got a Sore Throat? Call on St. Blaise

St. Blaise was a fourth-century bishop in Armenia. We don’t know much about his life, but we know by tradition that he saved a small boy from choking on a fish bone. Because of this, people through the ages have sought his help, especially those who are afflicted with ailments of the throat. On Feb. 3, the feast of St. Blaise, the church...
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Jan 23

Sin or Accident?

from Catholic Parent Know-How: Preparing your child for 1st Reconciliation by Ana and Joseph White As concrete thinkers, young children can understand actions as right and wrong, but sometimes kids have difficulties understanding motives. This can lead to some confusion over exactly what is a sin and what isn’t. For example, children who...
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Jan 16

Couples praying together avoids spiritual infidelity

By Dr. Gregory K. Popcak, OSV Daily Take   According to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, approximately 20 percent of husbands and wives will commit sexual infidelity and another 20 percent will fall prey to an emotional affair, in which they develop strong, sustained romantic feelings for someone other than a spouse....
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Jan 9

Appreciate friends and family every day

By Fr. Bob Hater How often do we hear, “Where did the time go?” Young mothers, dedicated fathers, middle age and old people say it. Many parents express the above sentiments, when their child goes off to college, the military, or gets married. For healthy active people, time seems to fly. What does this imply? It tells us to make the...
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Jan 2

Stop asking for permission to be a family

 By Dr. Gregory K. Popcak previously published in OSV Newsweekly Moms and dads, I want to let you in on a secret. You don't need permission from your children's coaches, teachers, youth ministers, scout leaders, etc., to have a family life. All those people have to ask you permission to borrow your kids – not the other way around....
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