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

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It is Time: Family Reflection Video

“Put your house in order for you are about to die.” Those words from the prophet Isaiah reminded me of relatives and friends who may also have been told those words. I can only imagine what their reaction might have been.

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Who Can You Trust With Your Life? Family Reflection Video

On Monday, July 11, the U.S. President unveiled the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Thousands of galaxies – including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared – have appeared in Webb’s view for the first time showing us a slice of this vast universe.

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Facing Persecution with Courage - Family Reflection Video

Today’s gospel continues Jesus’ instruction to His Apostles for their mission. Jesus wants to prepare them and us for the real world, which will involve persecution. He compares the Apostle’s situation to sheep being sent out among wolves. However, Jesus doesn’t want them to have the passive posture of sheep.

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Healing the family  |  Strengthening family unity

God Reaches Out to Us - Family Reflection Video

Some people read their horoscopes, others go to Facebook and see what their five hundred friends are up to. I look at the obituaries every morning and inclined to read the death notices of younger people, their educational background, their religious affiliation, and burial plans. There was a sad obituary the other day of a young man who was in his thirties. He lost his battle with addiction.

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Real Peace During the Storm - Family Reflection Video

Evangelist Matthew’s emphasis on Jesus' 'wondrous works enables him to reveal Jesus’ true Messianic identity.’ In the Old Testament, Moses commanded the sea with his rod; Joshua with the Ark of the Covenant; Elisha with the prophet's mantle, but Jesus calms the Sea of Galilee with His word.

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The Song of Songs and Mary Gardens: The Marriage of the Lamb

Our poor tired world can seem submerged and stuck in an opaque quagmire. Yet what does God intend? What is His perspective?

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