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I Think We are Officially a Large Family

12 Passenger, burgundy, 2006, 28k miles, and zero clearance getting into our garage. The kids love it. Our Chevy Venture served us well for 23 months during which time it took us to California and Arizona and many smaller trips in between. For the last trip to Arizona, my parents bought us a car topper for the luggage and it …

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Can You Drink This Cup?

St. Gianna Molla is an icon for the pro-life movement and someone who is completely incomprehensible to those who believe that a person's value is based on 1) location and 2) that person's usefulness to me. St. Gianna died from pregnancy complications following the birth of her fourth child. She could have aborted the baby or morally had a hysterectomy …

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The Continuity of Church Music Teaching (On one page)

Fr. Fox is doing something amazing. He is actually educating his parishioners on what the Church teaches about sacred music. He created a one page handout that was given out to supplement his homily last week. Keep it up, Father! In other news, the Diocese of Colorado Springs will be hosting a regional colloquium of sacred music in Colorado Springs …

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Some Things Are Worth Believing in Even When They Aren’t True

The late, fairy-tale addition of the dragon to his (St. George's) otherwise factual life still I think still has a place in the Church's heart. We need our ecclesiastical bed-time stories the same way we need Franklin's electrical key or Washington's cherry-tree. They serve as shorthand for the larger virtues that so dominated their lives. This post reminded me of …

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Some Things Are Worth Believing in Even When They Aren't True

The late, fairy-tale addition of the dragon to his (St. George's) otherwise factual life still I think still has a place in the Church's heart. We need our ecclesiastical bed-time stories the same way we need Franklin's electrical key or Washington's cherry-tree. They serve as shorthand for the larger virtues that so dominated their lives. This post reminded me of …

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Never Plant Before Mother’s Day

Description with visuals. I-25 has re-opened between Castle Pines and Colorado Springs, but travel is still discouraged. Highway 83 is closed between Colorado Springs and Franktown, and Highway 24 is closed between Coloraro Springs and Limon. Highway 94 is closed from Colorado Springs to Lincoln County Line. Governor Bill Ritter has activated the National Guard to help reach three stranded …

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Never Plant Before Mother's Day

Description with visuals. I-25 has re-opened between Castle Pines and Colorado Springs, but travel is still discouraged. Highway 83 is closed between Colorado Springs and Franktown, and Highway 24 is closed between Coloraro Springs and Limon. Highway 94 is closed from Colorado Springs to Lincoln County Line. Governor Bill Ritter has activated the National Guard to help reach three stranded …

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Need Some Prayers…

We have had a horrible snowstorm all day today with over a foot of snow falling since this morning. The wind and snow are still blowing straight sideways. Three hours ago our neighbor's daughter dropped off her brother with us and left on a snowmobile to pick up her mom who was stuck in a drift several miles away. She …

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First Communion Help From Aquinas and More

If you would like to receive our monthly Magnificat reminder or to start a Novena reminder, please click here. Weekly Newsletter April 24, 2007 We now have gift wrapping available! First Communion season is upon us… Visit Our First Communion Section   Custom Prayer Cards to commemorate your First Communion. You choose what goes on the back and a picture …

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