September 28, 2007
Last weekend I attended a men’s conference at a local parish. The keynote speaker was Danny Abramowicz, a former wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.
He talked about his life in football and his re-conversion to the Faith. A fascinating story.
He also introduced everyone to his “Spiritual Workout” which is included in his book. If you like sports analogies and are looking for a step-by-step manual for improving your spiritual life, this is a great book. Each chapter starts off with a section about football and then relates it to spiritual growth. There is a brief timeout section to consider the main points and then each chapter ends with a quick action plan.
There isn’t anything groundbreaking in this book as Catholic spiritual growth has been written about countless times over the past 2000 years. This is just a unique spin on the topic from a former All-Pro NFL receiver who likes to mix the Faith and football.
September 27, 2007
Fr. Z is taking a poll. My personal favorite, the Missal of Blessed John XXIII isn’t on the list. I think that if that caught on as the common name it would cause mental agony to those who brand the Blessed Pope as the great liberal who freed the Church from 1900 years of tradition and doctrine.
September 26, 2007
Yes, we still live in the dark ages of film cameras so we had to wait for my mom to send us some digital digital images of Maria. Maria was born at home with a midwife assisting. So far we have had six of our seven kids at home and the experience has been much better than our one experience with a hospital.
While Paula was in early labor daddy made chocolate chip cookies. Yum!
Nana holding Maria. Umbilical cord hasn’t been cut yet.
Andrew learned how to ride a bike last week. He’s the first one of our kids to figure it out and boy is he proud!