parenting

3 Reasons to Introduce Your Kids to Marian Consecration

Dr. Carrie Gress searched high and low for a book or resource that made Marian consecration accessible for little kids. “I assumed I would have a lot to choose from, but was astounded to find very little,” she remembers. Finally, exasperated, she turned to a priest to see if he had any book suggestions. “There …

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Your Children Will Love These Three Books About Jesus and the Faith

As a Catholic father of four young children it is my biggest hope that the Catholic Faith will be kindled in the hearts and minds of my children. They mean everything to me, and so does my faith. Naturally, the two intersect, so I’m always keeping my eyes open for the best books and materials …

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5 Wise Pieces of Advice from Pope Francis to Fathers

In a conversation with Father Marco Pozza, an Italian prison chaplain, Pope Francis offers his insight into the words that Christ taught us to pray. But his thoughts on the Our Father don’t just center around the words to a prayer. In┬áOur Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, Pope Francis also recognizes the importance of …

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Count Your Blessings: 6 Types of Blessings Found in the Catholic Church

We’re all called to bless and be a blessing. After all, blessings are an incredible part of the Catholic faith. “Sacramentals derive from the baptismal priesthood:┬áevery baptized person┬áis called to be a blessing, and to bless,” the Catechism of the Catholic Church says. “Hence lay people may preside at certain blessings. The more a blessing …

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Lessons All Catholic Parents Can Learn from Mrs. Kim of Gilmore Girls

Parenting is hard. Trying to parent morally and bring up children in the light of Christ is even harder. On Gilmore Girls, Mrs. Kim was the only truly religious person presented on the show and, although she was a Seventh Day Adventist (which was portrayed fairly inaccurately on the show) and not Catholic, there are …

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2 books guaranteed to make Mass better for your toddler: My Little Catechism and A Missal for Toddlers

What is more important than introducing children to our God, faith and Church? Nothing! It can be a daunting task even for the best teachers, so when I find amazing tools which make my kids eyes sparkle as they make connection, I HAVE to SHARE!   My Little Catechism and A Missal for Toddlers ┬á …

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