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Cardinal Burke: The Family is a Little Church


Film Focus: In this video, His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke recounts his family’s devotional life when he was a child. He uses this experience to enlighten his priesthood and encourage other families to foster the domestic church in their own homes.


Text Focus: Pages 165-166


Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some devotional practices that Cardinal Burke mentions were part of his family life as he was a growing child?
  2. What are some devotional practices that your family participates in now? If you do not do any at this time, what are some devotional practices you could add to your family life today?
  3. Do you have a special place in your home reserved for prayer? If so, what is one item you could add to it today to help your family have a better prayer life? If not, where could you set one up? What is the first thing you would add to your prayer space?
  4. What does it mean to say that the home is a little church?

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