Your Child’s Six Enemies

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It may sound odd or melodramatic to say that your child has enemies. Yes, even the youngest of children have enemies. Do you know your child’s enemies? Can you identify the major evils that threaten your child’s salvation?   Recently, an ever-growing army of radical, hostile terrorists enlisted children as young as nine years of age into their militia, arming …

A True Shepherd

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Have you ever heard someone say in response to the idea that the evils our children encounter daily—peer pressure, the perversion of sexuality, pervasive media, and the like—“Well, we survived, didn’t we?” The appropriate response to such a comment is, “I don’t want my children merely to survive; I want my children to thrive. I don’t want my children to …

Are You Convinced Of Her Beauty?

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What is the primal desire of every woman? For what, fundamentally, does she want to be cherished? There exist two places where we can discover the answer to this question: Sacred Scripture and the store. Scripture tells us: “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loves the Church, and delivered himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, …

The First Mark of a Great Father

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Have you ever wondered, “What can I do to be a better man? How can I become a father who leaves a legacy? What is the secret to becoming the man that God has created me to be?” Often men who have been doing the “Church thing” for years become discouraged because they see little spiritual growth or positive character progress …

The Seven R’s of Prayer

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There is a way to transform our prayer from a monologue to a dialogue; from a relationship to a “real-ationship;” from being filled with words to making us capable of discerning and receiving the true Word. This way is the seven Rs of prayer. The seven Rs is an outline for prayer that if used daily will open you to …

Good Versus Greatest

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During the Middle Ages, cities were often surrounded and protected by thick, towering stone walls of defense. The wall that surrounded the city had gates that allowed pilgrims and inhabitants to enter. In times of war the enemy battered against these gates, intent on weakening and breaking the bars that braced them. If those bars broke or collapsed under the …

Silence Before Men

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The evil one, if he cannot lure and entice you to surrender to deliberate sin, will often tempt you to choose something good over that which is great: to receive honor and glory from men rather than honoring and glorifying the God of men; to perform the works of God to be noticed, rather than to be known by the …

The Final Battle

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Sister Lucia, who witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, said, “The final confrontation between our Lord and Satan will be over family and marriage.” It was Lucia, who on May 13, 1917, at age ten, saw a vision of a great Lady who pointed to the sky saying, “I have come from Heaven. I have come to ask you …

The Devil’s Six Darts

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Your fatherly vocation has been divinely designed to enable you to be lifted up (your crucifixion), and by your sacrificial love draw those around you to Christ and His love (your glorification). Your exaltation demands nothing less than a resolute and enduring faith in God. Faith is more than assenting intellectually to a belief or truth. In its deepest essence, …