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About Francis Etheredge

Francis Etheredge, and his wife Catherine, have eight children, plus two in heaven. In response to a “prompt” to pray for family-friendly work in front of the Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis, three months later he obtained the post of Graduate Assistant at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England (www.maryvale.ac.uk). He currently works, in a principally administrative role, with the following two courses: the BA Applied Theology, Diaconal Program; and the Research Degree Program.

The Holy Family, Celibacy, and Marriage: A Reflection on the “Passage” from the Jewish Rite of Marriage to the Sacrament of Marriage

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If the sacrament of marriage came to be specified at a particular moment, then as the renewal of marriage was itself an indication of a new beginning ... it makes sense that the marriage of Mary and Joseph was precisely the implicitly … [Read more...]

Scripture Is a Unique Word

Bible open to Psalms. Image credit: Marcos Santos, Brazil (marcos_bh, stock.xchng).

This Word of God continues the creativity of our Creator. There is a tendency to reflect on Scripture as if it is “just” another word in the marketplace: one word among many, competing, like each one does, for our limited attention; … [Read more...]

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