Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Power of Silence vs. thinking too much

There is nothing like a crisis to get one’s mind and emotions churning and grinding incessantly and thus robbing us of peace, of presence of mind and the wisdom we need to determine what step to take next. It is … Continue reading

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Catholics and evangelization: do we need to learn how to close?

Before I began writing for Catholic papers in 2004, I tried out the dream of being a full-time fiction writer for a year. I had a novel I hoped to get published (The Defilers came out in 2006) and I … Continue reading

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Good and Bad Catechesis

“I had six children, and none of them remained Catholic. Father, what did we do wrong?” “We had eight children, raised them all in the Church, and today only one is still Catholic. I guess I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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Anglican patrimony: Morning Prayer and Evensong

In my days as a staunch evangelical, one of the recommended practices was a daily “quiet time” of prayer and Bible reading, preferably done first thing in the morning. Those whom I recognized as mature in their Christian faith had … Continue reading

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Thanks

When I was a Baptist and switched to become a Presbyterian, I was the only one doing so. None of my Baptist friends were heading in the same direction, and they all thought I was nuts. When I was a … Continue reading

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30 Days of Gratitude of a Father’s Wife

By Andrea Erdman I am married to a Roman Catholic priest. I understand the confusion. There are very few of us priest wives out there, and even fewer have small children. Most Catholics have no idea there are any married … Continue reading

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Anglican patrimony: the way we worship

I spent 10 wonderful years as part of a seeker-friendly Baptist community that offered me much love, sound teaching and good fellowship.  Worship services were a combination of contemporary praise and worship music done well and old hymns such as … Continue reading

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