Author Archives: Father Michael Sliney, LC

About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.

Angels and toys

    “If, then, you seek to know what path to follow, take Christ because he is the way.”  (St. Thomas Aquinas) Christ came to serve.   We had a big “Angel for a Day” event every year to serve … Continue reading

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A moment with the Pope

  “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) Back in 1998, we brought a large group over to Rome for the Feast of Pentecost.  We were scheduled to have a special rosary with Pope John Paul II in … Continue reading

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7 Tips for a Strong Marriage

God needs to be at the center: The focus should be centered on loving God above all things and growing in this love as a couple.  My mom recently said to me, “Michael, if you love God how can anything … Continue reading

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Thanks mom!

“Doing little things with a strong desire to please God makes them really great.”  – St. Francis De Sales. It was a little thing, but it meant a lot to me and my 2 brothers.  Whenever a major winter storm hit in … Continue reading

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The umbrella

“An egg given during life for love of God is more profitable for eternity than a cathedral full of gold given after death.”  (St. Albert the Great) I had the privilege of marrying my mom to her 2nd husband (who … Continue reading

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The sculptor

“Do not, my child, approach Jesus Christ with the hope of bending his will to yours: what I desire is that you yield yourself to him and that he receive you, so that he, your Savior, may do with you … Continue reading

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Air Force

“For surely the confidence of a notorious sinner honors God most of all, for he is so convinced of God’s infinite mercy that all his sins seem no more than an atom in its presence.”  (St. Claude de la Colombiere) Wright … Continue reading

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Christ was there…

     “And going on a little further he fell on his face and prayed. ‘My Father’, he said, ‘if it is possible, let this cup pass me by.  Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it.” … Continue reading

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Ten tips on how to avoid raising entitled, spoiled children

Both parents need to be on the same page; lots of communication and agreement on how to discipline and reward your children. Respect is huge. Dads need to give moms their backs and never allow any form of disrespect without … Continue reading

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Chivalry lives!

    I am always edified by the deferential treatment of so many good men towards their wives here in NY and during my time in DC, in so many details. Holding the door or elevator, insisting that they go … Continue reading

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