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

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Why pray?

God Brings Good Out of the Worst – Family Reflection Video

British author Douglas Hyde once wrote for the Communist Daily. To smear the Catholic Church, he bought Avro Manhattan's The Catholic Church Against the Nineteenth Century. He read it, but something strange happened. He writes: "Instead of giving ammunition against the Church, I learned something about the Church's social teaching. Avro Manhattan wrote the book to make people anti-Catholics. It helped make me 'pro' Catholic instead."

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Love thy Neighbor  |  Why pray?

Finding Blessings God’s Way - Family Reflection Video

The Mass Readings of today seem all too familiar. The messages of "trust God" as Abram did and the "stop judging others" message from Matthew had been retold repeatedly. What is there new to say besides the same old storylines? As I read through the readings, I saw a connectedness between the readings that made great sense.

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Why pray?

Authentic Prayer - Family Reflection Video

After reading and praying over today’s Gospel, I thought of a question: “How’s your prayer life?” What would you say if you could answer that question confidentially? Would you say good, fair, not so good, or I don’t know?

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Love Enemies and Pray for Persecutors - Family Reflection Video

If you read yesterday's Family Rosary blog, you might have thought you'd heard the most challenging direction from Jesus, and today would be one of those easy Gospel readings. That is until today when we heard Jesus say, "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…"

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Celebrating family life  |  Why pray?

Sacred Bond of Marriage - Family Reflection Video

Today, let us reflect on the sacred bond of marriage and its significance within our families. The Book of Tobit provides timeless wisdom about this bond and its relevance today.

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Spiritual Vision - Family Reflection Video

How many of you have or have had cataracts, maybe even needing surgery? Most of us develop cataracts over a fairly long period of time, but Tobit, a devout Jewish man, had it happen in a matter of hours. And God would use this visual impairment to teach Tobit and those around him.

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