Category Archives: Fatherhood

Fatherhood 101: Raising Catholic Kids @ LovingTheChurch.com

A Father's Guide to Keeping Your Children CatholicThis week at LovingTheChurch.com, I share some of the ground rules Krista and I have focused on in raising our kids Catholic – Fatherhood 101: Raising Catholic Kids

Fatherhood can be very challenging but raising Catholic kids is the primary responsibility of every Catholic father. I can’t give what I don’t have. Living the Catholic Faith is extremely important and takes a “daily” effort. Here are a few simple ways that Krista and I do that.

May God bless you and keep you.

*The photo this week is of my sister, Maria, and her family.


Marriage Between One Man & One Woman, G.K. Chesterton & The Father’s Role @LovingTheChurch.com

G.K. Chesterton on the role of the father as head of the houseThis week @ LovingTheChurch.com, I reflect upon an article written by G.K. Chesterton, The Head of the House and how it is so applicable to what is unfolding in our modern culture.

Marriage Between One Man & One Woman, G.K. Chesterton & The Father’s Role

May God bless you and keep you!


Why Fathers Need Prayer @ LovingTheChurch.com

Blessed John Paul II with his fatherThis week at LovingTheChurch.com, I discuss why, as a father, I need to pray – Why Fathers Need Prayer.

Christ said “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28). Life comes at me every day, prayer helps me to live life on life’s terms; to live in the present moment; to place my trust in God.

John Thavis, the Rome Bureau Chief for Catholic News Service, once wrote the following about Blessed John Paul II and his father:

“The future Pope would sometimes wake in the middle of the night and find his father praying on his knees. At his death, friends say Karol knelt for twelve hours in prayer at his father’s bedside.”

At the end of the post I include a prayer – A Father’s Prayer for Guidance. It is an excellent prayer and worth passing on to any fathers in your life.

May God bless you and keep you.


Fatherhood, Softball, and the Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned @ LovingTheChurch.com

Lesson for Fathers with kids playing sportsThis week at LovingTheChurch.com, I share a great story a good friend of mine once told me about fatherhood and little kids playing sports – Fatherhood, Softball, and the Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned

Enjoy!

May God bless you and keep you.


Parenthood and The Culture of Life @ LovingTheChurch.com

Raising Children in the Culture of LifeThis week at LovingTheChurch.com I reflect on the relationship between Parenthood and The Culture of Life.

Culture begins at home. We live in what Blessed John Paul II called The Culture of Death. As a Catholic, and as a parent, I am called to be a sower of The Culture of Life.

So how do I do that?

The Church gives us the answer, and that is the focus of this week’s reflection – Parenthood and The Culture of Life.

May God bless you and keep you!


The Joe & Joe Show: Episode 1 – WORLDVIEW

The Joe & Joe Show is finally here!


My good friend, Joe Gill, and I have been playing with the idea of doing a podcast for almost a year now. We felt there was a real need for a podcast that deals with all those things that prevent us from being the person God wants us to be. A podcast that would try to get to the heart of all the unhappiness we see in the world.

G.K. Chesterton once said, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” That’s our motto. Our first episode aired today! Visit our website Catholic Happiness, to listen to this first episode on WORLDVIEW – The Joe & Joe Show

To subscribe via iTunes click here – The Joe & Joe Show

In a few weeks we’ll be airing LIVE on BlogTalkRadio, we’ll be able to take calls and emails. Click here if you are interested in following us there – The Joe & Joe Show

We hope you’ll be a regular listener and thank you in advance for your support!

May God bless you and keep you.


Fatherhood and the Virtue of Justice @ LovingTheChurch.com

Fathers teach kids virtue be their exampleThis week at LovingTheChurch.com I look at the virtue of justice and how it relates to fatherhood and the family.

Follow this link to read the full post – Fatherhood and the Virtue of Justice.

May God bless you and keep you.


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