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Author: Bryan

World Marriage Day 2017

On World Marriage Day 2017, I offer this brief reflection: The freely given promise made by husband and wife and sanctified by God is unique. It is a promise not only to remain faithful to each other┬ábut also the foundation on which the life of the family is based. It is a commitment to not only raise a family but also to care for elderly parents. “Through their union in love, the couple experiences the beauty of fatherhood and motherhood, and shares plans, trials, expectations and concerns; they learn care for one another and mutual forgiveness.” (Relatio Finalis 2015,...

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The Joy of Saturday Mornings

During the week, I find myself waking up almost automatically at 5:45. Never mind that, I have an alarm set for that time. But, such has been my life for the past 3 years. My body clock is trained. I am awake and ready to go. As a family, we follow the same routine every morning. Somebody’s in the shower by 6:30, then 6:45. Breakfast is served and lunches are made. A rundown of the schedule for the evening and by 7:30 everybody is out the door on their way to school and work. This is why Saturday mornings...

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Welcome

Well, here we are with the obligatory first post of a new endeavor. Where we are going I am not really sure where this journey will take me, but I am sure that it will be a little fun, a little cathartic, and hopefully mostly Catholic. I will never claim to be a theologian. Heck, I am a convert to the faith. The reason I titled this blog, “Ongoing Conversion,” really points to the fact that every day we all experience a conversion. Although, I know much more than I did almost 20 years ago when I came into...

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