1. Focus on Christ’s life With less time worrying about placing decorations, hanging wreaths, buying gifts, stuffing baskets and preparing hunts, maybe your family will intentionally and successfully find that […]
St. Joseph as our model
Ask my wife and she’ll tell you that it’s not necessarily in my nature to share — not the remote, not the covers and certainly not my feelings and concerns. […]
The Trinity in real life: We need each other
Friends, family, co-workers, siblings — we need one another. Like our God, it is our nature to be interactive, not isolated. John’s Gospel reminds us that just as Jesus is […]
Teamwork extends beyond the playing fields
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.
Caring for your family’s spiritual needs during the COVID-19 outbreak
One of the sad consequences of the coronavirus outbreak is the separation many of us feel from our parish communities. Public Masses are suspended and parish gatherings, including religious education classes, are canceled. But families can still stay connected to God and his Church during the COVID-19 crisis, and they can form their children in the faith as well. It begins with seeing the family through the eyes of our faith. Read the ways your family can be a true domestic church during this time.