October 14, 2011

How to Foster Prayer with Adolesents

Parent Formation Series You are cordially invited to attend the first Parent Formation Series presentation at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, TX When: Tuesday, […]
September 26, 2011

Logical Arguments

Waking up to the Truth Today I have seen two very good posts in my Facebook news stream, both deal with the reality of Abortion.  The arguments are solid, but I fear many people who believe in the right to procure an abortion, will simply dismiss these arguments as irrelevant because seeing abortion for what it is would cause them to change their views on the subject and maybe their whole life.  Change is never easy and I myself struggle at times to change when I learn that this or that belief or habit that I have is not true or will result in some harm to myself or my family.  But change is one of the only constants in our lives.  Everything changes and for those who profess Jesus Christ to be the Lord of their life, our change must be to conform ourselves to the image of Christ.  Hopefully these two arguments will help you or someone you know and love to change for the better with regards to the sanctity of human life. The Gynecologist Visit A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My [...]
September 26, 2011

Therese Aline

Therese Aline, a photo by Allen Hebert on Flickr. My youngest daughter is celebrating her 8th birthday today. Happy Birthday Therese! We are so proud of you, after all you have had a rough life thus far with 3 younger brothers and two older ones :^). But you handle yourself so well. Love, Dad      
September 23, 2011

Let the Children Come to Me

The Struggle Many years ago someone forwarded me an article written by a professor at the University of Dallas.  The topic was how to get your kids to behave during Mass.  While I have been unable to find a copy of that article on my computer or locate it on the Internet, the content and method of it is clearly etched in my mind because it has brought much peace to our Sunday routine and to family life in general. For many families with young children, the occasion of attendance at Sunday Mass can be quite challenging and may even be a source of much stress rather than an opportunity for receiving the grace of God.  My wife and I have been going to Mass for nearly 18 years with young children.  At times we have been “that parent” with the loud disruptive child.  We have encountered about every situation within the context of the Mass setting.  We have had temper tantrums, excessive crying, injuries, sibling quibbling, brotherly and sisterly love spats, excessive whispering and talking, and general complaining.  There will always be occasions of disruption when attending Mass with young children and everyone who sits near you will notice...