Not Fathers’ Day yet: Versteeg takes a beating in Game 1

Chances are, Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg was going to be tired after Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts are making sure that he’ll be a little achy, too. Versteeg faced a “whirlwind” start to the week as his baby boy was …
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Church Fathers, Day 308: St. Ephrem the Syrian says throw off your shackles

St. Ephrem the Syrian imagines a conversation between Satan and the “sinful woman” of Luke 7:37-50. She throws off the yoke of Satan—and leaves the devil in tears! Satan said to the sinful woman, “I tell you, woman, that I am the first of your lovers.
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What Father’s Day Is Really About

Father’s Day has always been a special day for me. But today, as with the previous seven Father’s Days, the feelings of pride and satisfaction over my son Travis and daughter Ryan will be mixed with a void in my heart that can never be replaced.
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A Day for Real Fathers

Father’s Day holds a unique place in America’s culture. It was a bit of an afterthought, originating in 1910 — some 40 years after Mother’s Day — after a woman in Spokane, Washington, campaigned that dads needed to be honored, too, She was right.
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Celebrating Father’s Day, Absent Dad

Father’s Day is not an easy time for many families who who are struggling with a father who is absent. While some may grit their teeth and soldier through or skip the day completely, others celebrate people in their lives who have filled a father’s shoes.
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A Father’s Day gift for kids: Protect them from gun violence

Mark Barden is advocacy director of Sandy Hook Promise. David Wheeler is a volunteer for the organization. Their sons Daniel Barden, 7, and Benjamin Wheeler, 6, were among the victims of the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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My Father’s Day Story

As Father’s Day approaches, I look back and reflect on what being a father means to me. For me, becoming a dad has been an unparalleled journey. Growing up I remember fantasizing about having children and wanting to be a father, but I realized early on …
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