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Author Archive: Bob Waruszewski

Bob Waruszewski is a cradle Catholic from Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from St. Vincent College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. Currently he works in the energy industry in the Pittsburgh and is enjoying life as a married man and father to his one year old daughter. He enjoys hiking, reading a good book and competing on the athletic field.

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Open the Door

August 12, AD 2015 2 Comments
Open the Door

A few weeks ago during my lunch break, I decided to drive to a nearby parish to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. I was excited to visit this church for the first time. Quickly this excitement turned to disappointment when I tried to open the door and found that it was locked. I walked […]

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Life as a Catholic Dad

July 22, AD 2015 0 Comments
Life as a Catholic Dad

What is it like to raise a Catholic family in the 21st century? Hundreds of Catholic mommy bloggers will happily answer the question for you but they only tell one side of the story. What about a dad’s perspective on family life? How does he see it? There are many just men like St. Joseph, […]

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One Year into the Heart of Fatherhood

June 25, AD 2015 0 Comments
One Year into the Heart of Fatherhood

May 31, 2014 – A day different from all others for me. Half asleep and running on fumes, in the wee hours of the morning, I watched the birth of our daughter Lucy. My life, sleeping patterns, and focus during Mass would never be the same again. It has been a year of highs and lows: […]

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How Mary Leads Us to Jesus

May 27, AD 2015 2 Comments
How Mary Leads Us to Jesus

One of the most enjoyable parts of parenthood is learning about God through our daughter Lucy. Two weeks ago at Mass, we experienced one of those moments. It was a typical Mass. We caught parts of the sermon and prayers while we shifting our daughter Lucy back and forth between us while trying to keep […]

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Do You Believe?

May 14, AD 2015 2 Comments
Do You Believe?

I have seen it everywhere, in small churches, big churches, city churches, rural churches. Catholics bored or daydreaming at Mass Often I am guilty of that myself, thinking of what’s for lunch, my to-dos, upcoming work projects, etc.  We complain that we get nothing out of Mass, yet what do we put in? Do our […]

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How well is Your Tongue Trained?

April 1, AD 2015 1 Comment
How well is Your Tongue Trained?

In today’s first reading, the prophet Isaiah says, “The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might now how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.” (Isaiah 50:4) Can we say the same thing about our own tongue? Many of us are better at aggravating the weary than rousing […]

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Entering into the Silence for Spiritual Boot Camp

March 4, AD 2015 1 Comment
Entering into the Silence for Spiritual Boot Camp

Throughout Lent, we often focus on the things we are giving up or the extra things we are doing. Maybe we are fasting from chocolate, praying a weekly holy hour, or volunteering more at the soup kitchen. Often our Lent becomes filled with things to do instead of drawing us closer to God. To have a […]

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A Foretaste of Heaven

February 4, AD 2015 1 Comment
A Foretaste of Heaven

Every once in a while, God gives us glimpses of heaven: a beautiful sunset, the joy of a newlywed couple at their wedding, the birth of a child, etc. For me, this most recent glimpse came unexpectedly at the March for Life in Washington D.C. It has become a routine for me. Take a bus on a […]

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3 Ways Families Can Serve Singles

January 7, AD 2015 2 Comments
3 Ways Families Can Serve Singles

The family is the domestic church. As a part of the larger Church, we too are called to evangelize. Yet often families do not feel like they have the time nor the energy to evangelize. However, there is an easy way to evangelize without leaving the comforts of home: invite a single friend over for […]

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What’s Keeping You from Becoming a Saint?

December 10, AD 2014 8 Comments
What’s Keeping You from Becoming a Saint?

Bigger is always better. That’s the maxim of our culture. From our vehicles to our buildings, from our paychecks to our television screens, we are never satisfied with our possessions and want more, searching for meaning in a chaotic world. Even our heroes are the people who have made it big, whether on the silver […]

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Spiritual Reading – Don’t Shun the Classics

November 11, AD 2014 3 Comments
Spiritual Reading – Don’t Shun the Classics

While on retreat, a priest discussed the benefits of spiritual reading. He advised the retreatants to begin by reading authors whose name started with “St.”  We all smiled a bit and tried not to laugh, since it was a silent retreat. Yet there is great wisdom in these words, for the Saints can be great […]

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Flawless or Holiness; What’s a Parent to Do?

October 15, AD 2014 3 Comments
Flawless or Holiness; What’s a Parent to Do?

As a new parent, I have quickly noticed that everyone has an opinion about the best way to raise my child. Authors, other parents, parishioners, and even strangers on the street are quick to offer advice or criticism of my parenting. As if this were not enough, society tells parents that they are not smart […]

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The Laity’s Call to Gospel Poverty

September 17, AD 2014 1 Comment
The Laity’s Call to Gospel Poverty

When we think about poverty, we usually think about starving children in the third world, the homeless, or the elderly living on fixed incomes. We may feel badly for these people and occasionally drop a donation for them in the collection basket or hand a beggar a few dollars. Rarely do we seek to help […]

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3 Lessons from My First 3 Months as a Dad

August 20, AD 2014 3 Comments
3 Lessons from My First 3 Months as a Dad

This past May 31, our daughter, Lucy Benedicta, was born, changing our lives forever.  From learning how to hold a baby, to changing a diaper, to installing a car seat, I have had many new experiences as a first-time dad. So far, fatherhood has had its share of highs and lows, but mostly exhaustion in […]

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Where Two or Three are Gathered

July 23, AD 2014 0 Comments
Where Two or Three are Gathered

Many Catholics walk the path of faith alone, without the support of fellow believers. Our parishes are filled with people who come to Mass every Sunday but have never personally experienced God’s love. God desires us to experience his love, yet sometimes it is hard for us to open ourselves up to Him. One way […]

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