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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!

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Seasonal Reflections

With Mary, on the Way to Life!

The Lord calls to us in Lent, through the words of Isaiah: Wash yourselves clean. Cease doing evil. Learn to do Good.

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Responding to the Coronavirus: Family Reflection Video

I want to talk about the Coronavirus. Not to tell anyone what to do; rather, to think together about how to react, how to respond as Christians. This is a good case of putting virtue into practice, as the Scriptures today enjoin on us.

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Seasonal Reflections

A Wave of Love: Family Reflection Video

Right before the Entrance Song began, I felt it and as I looked around, I could see others did too. A strong and clear sense of the Presence of God came over us as thousands of kids from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were gathered for the Holy Eucharist last Thursday in Anaheim California, at their annual Youth Day.

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Strengthening family unity

The Path to Peace: Family Reflection Video

So Jesus and the disciples got into a boat on the eastern shore of the sea of Galilee to go home on the western shore..  

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Love thy Neighbor

Valentine’s Day, Friendship Day! Family Reflection Video

Happy Valentine’s Day – Saint Valentine’s Day! In Latin America today is very often called Día de la Amistad, Friendship Day. Happy Friendship Day! I like that. It broadens the sense of the day so it is not some superficial romantic celebration … or a market ploy to sell chocolates!

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

Daily Acts of Loving: Family Reflection Video

Today we celebrate Saint Scholastica. Pope Saint Gregory the Great passed on a great story to us about her and her twin brother, St. Benedict.

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