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Category Archives: Fatherhood

The Beautiful Mess of the Family: An Interview with Bill Donaghy

Family life… what does that mean? If we are to look at society we know that the term is changing at an alarming rate. The family is beingRead more »

A Brush With Death to Remind Us to Live

Traveling home from Kansas City to Georgia last night, my family and I almost lost our lives. As I drove my van, loaded down with 9 of myRead more »

Having Good Kids: Is it the Luck of the Draw?

I can’t count the number of times people have told me I am so lucky to have such good kids. They see them sitting in church or gatheredRead more »

Theology of the Body Congress: Hope for a Broken World

There is no denying that our world is broken. We only have to turn on the television or read the news online or in print to knowRead more »

Diary of a Homeschool Mum Part 2

Back in March I introduced the beginning of a new series I am writing for Catholic Sistas – Diary of a Homeschool Mum and todayRead more »

Love Begins at Home

There are some days I wonder how I am going to make it through. The kids are fighting, the house is a mess, the bills need to be paid butRead more »

Why Is the Catholic Sex-Life Everyone’s Business?

“I hope you’re not planning on any more children. Tell Bradley to get snipped, he’s got enough kids. And you better be on some goodRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

No, Son, You CAN’T Be Whatever You Want

One thing most loving parents say to their kids at one time or another is, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up!”Read more »

I left my heart… at the university.

My eldest son is entering an out of state college this fall. This is a moment we have all been dreaming about. He is anticipating theRead more »

Hang Up the Phone and Play!

It was Saturday afternoon and the sun shone brightly in the sky. After so much rain recently, my children were excited to be outsideRead more »

To Prom or Not to Prom

A few years ago around this time of year, I made an inquiry on my Facebook Status, “To Prom or not to Prom, that is the question”. IRead more »

Combat Liturgy

The tradition of the Church, and of the Goorchenko family, is to celebrate the great feasts of the Nativity and Pascha with a late nightRead more »

The Travesty of Two Daddies

Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’sRead more »

Pay Attention!

Raising a Holy Family The importance of being engaged in family life is key to raising a holy family.  Our goal as parents should be toRead more »

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