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Cross section of men attending the conference. Photo: Jameel Boos

This is the view of American evangelist, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, as he delivered a talk entitled ‘Called to be Holy in Family Life’ at last weekend’s Catholic Men’s Conference, ‘Man to Man’. Rev Burke-Sivers, the conference’s feature speaker, spoke to men on worship, marriage and the family at the conference jointly organised by the Association of Catholic Men’s Groups and the Missionaries of the Divine Potter, at Green Meadows, Santa Cruz.

Observing that many men are failing their families, he said serving, protecting and defending cannot be done if one has a job that allows no time with family. Using the example of the Holy Family in the context of societal expectations of ancient Jerusalem, he explained that as Joseph was to Mary and Jesus, no-one can take the place of a father in the family, and time with family must be prioritised.

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