Category Archives: Parenthood

In a Nutshell…

My experience at Mass yesterday evening was pretty much a microcosm of everything I love about Catholicism. First of all, the readings rocked. St. Paul reminds us that our weakness is to be embraced because it can allow Christ to … Continue reading

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A New Parent’s Prayer

(For those of you tired of all the death talk, here’s some reflections on what my daughter can teach me about being holy.) Father God, Make me like my daughter. Help me to live in the moment, entirely trusting and … Continue reading

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The Death of Sleep

So far I’ve talked about how the deaths of my past have helped create my current joys, in particular the joy of fatherhood. This post is about the deaths of my present. And presently, I’m freaking tired. Anybody who knows … Continue reading

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