Catholic Inklings

Musings and sharings on my devotion to an ancient religion.

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Gone Fishing| Breaking Open the Word at Home

The first reading’s account of the first Christians in the Acts of the Apostles reminds us that the Resurrection is only the beginning of our Christian story.

Throughout the Easter Season, our first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles instead of the Hebrew Scriptures because it tells the story of the first Christian Community—the continuation of the story of the Resurrection. Because, our story doesn’t end with the Resurrection, but only just begins.

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Pan | Bigger On The Inside

My family, being on Easter Break together, decided, after much of our vacation had gone wrong, to have a family movie night. I wish I was writing about Batman Vs. Superman, but even when I’m on vacation, I don’t get out much. Going through the “on demand” section, we came across Pan, a movie that most of us had wanted to see when it came out last year. So, we hunkered down, settled in a gave it a go.  The movie diverted us from our troubles for a while, so it served its purpose.  It also gave my kids a couple of opportunities to make fun of me for crying “over every little thing.”

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The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebula

Chronicles of Narnia | Bigger on the Inside

“The High King of Narnia.” Used under a CC-attribution license. Find the artist here.

Narnia was the first place that I began to believe that anything was possible, which made the stories of my faith all the more real. They’re a must-read for your kids, too.

In my opinion, there is no better book series on the planet for young independent readers, or younger listeners, than The Chronicles of Narnia.

The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebula

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What Is Love? | Breaking Open The Word At Home

What a powerhouse today’s readings are! In one fell swoop, we are reminded that we are called, our call is love and that we will often be rejected. But, we aren’t called to feel successful—we are called to do what God asks of us.

The prophet Jeremiah grew up believing that he was meant to be a priest. God called him in his youth to go to his enemies and share God’s Word with them. God knew it would be a tough job, but promised to stay with Jeremiah the whole time.


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