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The Three Munera, Part 1: The Father as Prophet

In the introduction to this series, I wrote about how each father is entrusted with three duties, or munera in Latin, and that these three duties are modeled by Christ himself. While traditionally associated with the ordained priesthood, these duties just as much apply to the fathers of families, who also share in a priestly role, albeit not a sacramental one. The...

The Father Who is There

I wrote the following reflection for Father's day last year and it was originally published at Truth and Charity Forum. Happy Father's day to all dads! Recently, at the park with my wife and son, I witnessed one of the saddest sights I’ve seen in a long time. A little boy, about five or six, was there with his dad. Normally, this...