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Media influence, heroic Catholic families, and Fr. John A. Hardon,S.J.


On a recent Saturday morning, I explained the Ten Commandments to both of my First Communion classes. We talked about each of the commandments, how to keep them, and the ways we break them, giving examples from the children's daily lives. As usual, it was a challenge to explain the sixth and ninth commandments so that the children would understand and their parents not be scandalized. I explained that on their wedding day, married couples make a promise before God ... (Continue reading)

For Better or Worse

My brother got married this past weekend, and in his speech my dad recounted the story of when Tom and his best friend, having time to kill on a Friday night, ended up soaking golf balls in gasoline, lighting them on fire, and whacking them across a field with a golf club. In the process, Tom somehow ended up lighting himself on fire as well. Fortunately, since they weren’t total idiots, the boys had embarked on their project in the middle ... (Continue reading)

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