Thanksgiving on Christmas Eve

 

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Eve and the Virgin Mary

This post is to give thanks and praise to our good God.  short chronology gives some of our family’s higlights over the last year and a half:

May 26, 2017 – I got back on the seemingly impossible trail: the Catholic versus Protestant question.

August 28, 2017 – I made my first confession.

September 10, 2017 – I was confirmed into the Catholic Church.  

December 24, 2017 – I posted my first blog, waiting on Midnight Mass.

June 24, 2018 – My 21-year-old son entered the Catholic Church by Baptism.

Summer 2018 – My wife and I started the process for an international adoption.

Fall 2018 – My wife and (now) 19-year-old son started RCIA.

Today – I am looking forward to Midnight Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Alabama.

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Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Mobile, Alabama

            

Please pray for my family, as I hope to see my wife and son enter the Church at Easter 2019; my wife by Confirmation and my son by Baptism.  And, of course, please pray that the Lord blesses our adoption efforts with success.  Blessings to you and yours on this Christmas Eve, 2018.

 

ONE LORD.  ONE FAITH.  ONE BAPTISM.

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 AS FOR ME, I KNOW THAT MY VINDICATOR LIVES, AND THAT HE WILL AT LAST STAND FORTH UPON THE DUST. THIS WILL HAPPEN WHEN MY SKIN HAS BEEN STRIPPED OFF, AND FROM MY FLESH I WILL SEE GOD: I WILL SEE FOR MYSELF, MY OWN EYES, NOT ANOTHER’S, WILL BEHOLD HIM: MY INMOST BEING IS CONSUMED WITH LONGING. JOB 19:25-27

Author: Danny Collier

Catholic. Husband. Father. Lawyer.

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving on Christmas Eve”

  1. EWTN is not Catholic, you and your family have been duped. I hope you haven’t donated too much money to a ‘capital campaign.’ Join an actual parish with a real priest and step away from this media and money hungry alt right fundraising club. Good luck

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    1. Friend,

      You seem to be trying to give me what you believe to be good advice. And you wish me well. You read something I’ve written, and cared enough to comment. So, sincerely, Thank you!

      To your comments, I have not perceived any unorthodoxy in EWTN. Shows like Called to Communion (Dr. David Anders) and The Journey Home (Marcus Grodi) have been quite helpful to me.

      I’m not sure where the EWTN advice comes from, and your use of the word duped. There seems to be some idea I have neither priest nor parish. Actually, I have a good pastor and priest, and am plugged into the same church the French planted here in 1703. Our first baptism was a young Indian girl, long before the founding of the United States.

      At least one thing is clear to me, from my many years in the Scriptures as a Protestant, then as I worked my way through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and during my short tenure in the church: our western way of seeing everything through Left or Right glasses is not the way.

      Blessings to you in the New Year.

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