Pope Benedict XVI recommended that children be taught to appreciate spending time in the presence of the Eucharist as part of their preparation for First Communion. But how do you introduce kids to this vital prayer practice? Here are a few tips.
We live in an age and culture that emphasizes comfort, convenience and expediency. Yet, our faith is full of admonitions to “wait upon the Lord” and persevere in the face of struggle. How can we instill the virtues of determination and patience in our children?
May is a month that is filled with momentous occasions. There are first Communions and confirmations. You might also have a wedding or a baptism in your family. These events are all sacraments. But do you realize that some of the more ordinary activities in our lives also allow us to experience God’s grace, too?
This Mother’s Day, I am thinking of all of my fellow mothers who I have walked with on this path of joy and sorrow, delight and drudgery. I am praying for those who have had their heart split in two from the sword of sorrow — miscarriages, stillbirth, disease and death of beloved children. We turn to Mary for comfort and solace.
Technology can be intimidating in and of itself, and keeping up with what our kids are doing with it can feel like a battle against entropy. Here are four ways parents can keep themselves from becoming obsolete.