Recent news of terrorist events and shootings have caused us all to be concerned and alarmed. We may feel more vulnerable than before, and sometimes it’s hard to know which […]
It is easy as a Catholic parent to be sucked into a narrow vision of what it means to be a Catholic family: to identify a set of criteria or choices and idealize those characteristics as the only way to be a successful Catholic family. Is it possible to break out of that mold?
We all know that eating family meals together is important for strong kids and families. But between busy schedules and crazy kids, how do you make shared meals happen? Here are a few strategies for putting a lid on mealtime madness—and actually making family meals fun!
Scott Warden and his wife face a problem every Sunday: What do to with the squirmy, whiny two year old. There is no right or wrong way to navigate these waters, as every parent and every child is different. How do you handle it?
During the fall our 10-year-old plays football for our parish school. Games are scheduled for 10:30 and 11:30 a.m on Sunday mornings — right in the heart of Mass times. Occasionally he and a smattering of teammates could be found kneeling in the pew at 9 a.m. Mass in cleats and football pants — their helmets and shoulder pads waiting patiently in the car. Yes, there are plenty of Mass options in our area, but it never made sense that a Catholic organization would put something in the way of families attending their preferred church at their preferred time. It seems counterintuitive to the mission of the Church. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels this way.