The Rule of St. Benedict may be 1,500 years old and written for vowed religious, but it’s surprisingly full of good advice for today’s Catholic family as well. Here are four “rules” that every family might adopt.
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?
Do your kids know their Bible? Knowing the Bible is essential to knowing Christ, the Church says. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a Bible expert to teach your kids to read the Bible. In fact, this approach makes Bible literacy as easy as A-B-C.
This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with your Kids. The Eucharistic liturgy (the Mass) is the height of Christian prayer, and so essential to Christian life that […]
“It’s ordinary time,” my son lamented. “Nothing exciting until Advent.” But as astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno reminded me, ordinary time is special in its own way. What ways will you and your family mark this liturgical season of growing closer to knowing Jesus together as a family? How will you make ordinary time extraordinary this year? Here are six family faith practices to make ordinary time special with your family.