TOB Tuesday: Priests and Fatherhood

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Father’s Day is coming up in a little less than two weeks and tomorrow marks the beginning of the end of the Year for Priests. In anticipation of these two events, I like Fr. James Farfaglia’s column over at Catholic Exchange on spiritual and natural fatherhood: [S]ome men are called to be fathers of a family through the sacrament of … Read More

TOB Tuesday (on Wed.): Crisis of Fatherhood

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For God, we are children. We have a name. He loves us and wants to be near us. On my retreat two weekends ago, the priest told us: Whoever does not know that she/she is a child of God does not know THE MOST IMPORTANT THING about him/herself! Sadly, for so many of our young people today, God is a … Read More

Bill Cosby on Having Children

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The Art of Manliness has quite a few motivational posters for Black History Month. One of my favorites: This, of course, reminds me of Cosby in possibly one of the greatest stand-up acts of all time. We all know that children are a blessing, but, let’s face it, often it doesn’t feel that way during the actual birthing process: You … Read More

Happy Father’s Day! **Updated

ChelseaFamily, Fatherhood, Men, Personal1 Comment

Blessings for all you fathers out there! I hope you have had a very relaxing day. Here is my own father enjoying part of his day today. Besides being a master chef (even on Father’s Day he’ll be grilling up some awesome food for us!), my dad is also a master blogger/tweeter and the one who encouraged me to start … Read More

Remember the “Hollow Men”

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I found this poem in a USCCB pamphlet on men and abortion: We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men… Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless… Remember us — if at all — not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men The stuffed men. –T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” Abortion … Read More

Abortion is Forever for Fathers, Too

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Mark Pickup reflects on his role in his former girlfriend’s 1971 abortion: In 1971, my girlfriend became pregnant with our baby. We were both seventeen years of age. She wanted to get married and have the baby. Not me, I was a goodtime Charlie. There were parties to attend, beers to drink, drunken choruses to sing. The prospect of fatherhood … Read More

Happy Father’s Day!

ChelseaFamily, Fatherhood, Prayer1 Comment

Blessings for all you fathers out there! Fathers are often the forgotten heroes of the American family, yet none would be complete without them. Thank you to all fathers for the hard work you do to support, protect and be an example to your children and grandchildren. Thank you, above all, for accepting your role as father – a difficult … Read More