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

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We Are God's Sons And Daughters - Family Reflection Video

A story is told of a young boy in an Israeli airport who ran ahead of his father, and when the father caught up with him, he scolded his son. The father reminded the son that even though the father’s tone was severe he was still to address him as 'Abba,' using a word of respect that has come down to us this day; as a word of authority, intimacy.

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Jesus Expects More From Us - Family Reflection Video

In a homily I gave earlier in the week I mentioned that sometimes commercials come to mind when I begin to think about a homily. Well today when St. Paul was telling some Romans not to let sin into their lives, I thought of a commercial that features creepy crawly creatures that delight in having free range over us until one spray and they are gone. What would it be like if we could do this with sin? But it is not that easy.

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Reaching Out To All God's People - Family Reflection Video

I was trying to find the contact information for a nun who did some restoration work at the Father Peyton Center, on a Mary statue on site that had developed a crack. I recalled her being affiliated with a religious group and inquired if they knew how I could contact her. The person who gave me her information wanted to discuss the Museum of Family Prayer, here at the Father Peyton Center.

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Does Earthly Wealth Conflict With Our Faith? - Family Reflection Video

Perhaps to put it more bluntly, based on some of the teachings of the Bible, we may often wonder - can a rich person go to Heaven?

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Does Jesus Want Us To Give Up Our Possessions? - Family Reflection Video

Does Jesus want us to really sell what we have and give to the poor?

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God Loves The Cheerful Giver - Family Reflection Video

An older man who collapsed on the street was brought to the nearby Hospital. The nurses found the address of a marine on a wrinkled paper in his wallet. Thinking that the marine was his son, the nurses called for him. When he arrived, the older man reached out his hands feebly. The marine took them and held them tenderly for the next four hours until the older man died. The marine then asked the nurses, "Who was he?" Stunned by his question, the nurses inquired, "Is he not your father?"

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