Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs. ~ St. Francis of Assisi On […]
In Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 encyclical “Charity in Truth” (Caritas in Veritate), he calls for justice and dignity for all workers and insists that economic systems should work for people, […]
The feast of the Presentation of the Lord takes place 40 days after Christmas: Feb. 2. According to Jewish law, if the firstborn child was a male, the infant would […]
In his writings on the Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II describes the human being as a “unity” of body, mind and spirit. You can’t do something with […]
Any parent who has ever helped their toddler change their clothes knows the struggle: You’re trying to guide them (“take your arm out; put one leg into your pajamas at a time; slide the shirt over your head …”), and they seem to be sabotaging the process at every turn — you pull the shirt up over their head, and they’re pulling it back down. The two of you aren’t working together, so nothing is getting accomplished. You’re not working like a team. What does this all have to do with family faith? The connection between sports and families is easy to see once you think about it. And in the context of faith and family, this example is vitally important.