Tag: Father’s Day

In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

My husband is down in the kitchen, cooking eggs for our four boys. From upstairs, I hear him serve up a little extra on the side: a classic dad joke about “makin’ bacon.” As I smirk to myself, I can practically hear our sons roll their eyes.

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Grace prevails in the first domestic church

Grace prevails in the first domestic church

| Deacon Gordon Bird | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Each season brings its holidays, both religious and secular. Spring rolls on, as does Eastertide through this month of May. Earlier in the month, we were crowning Mary and honoring St. Joseph the Worker. And, we just recently celebrated Mother’s Day with feasts, flowers, gifts and — most important — love. In a few weeks — post-Pentecost — we will come upon Father’s Day.

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How to honor fathers with love

How to honor fathers with love

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beer. Golf. TV. Mowing. Burping. Fishing.
According to greeting cards in the store aisles, this is all that modern fathers care about.

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St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day. As the step father of Jesus, the Messiah, and the husband of Mary, the Blessed Mother, Joseph stands out as the father above all other fathers in the New Testament.

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Oasis in the city for retired priests

Oasis in the city for retired priests

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. William Baumgaertner, 88, is enjoying the fruits of the research and recommendations that he prepared with the late Msgr. Ambrose Hayden back in the 1970s. At the request of then Coadjutor Archbishop Leo C. Byrne, the two priests visited clergy retirement residences throughout the country in search of the best living situation for active, […]

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