Category: Family

How to Pray With and For Your Teens

How to Pray With and For Your Teens

Fortunately, there are some built in places to begin to tuck in extra prayer when words may not be the easiest means of communication between you and your high school/college-aged offspring.

He’s Not Afraid of Evil, but Young People are Scaring This Exorcist

He’s Not Afraid of Evil, but Young People are Scaring This Exorcist

“Kids go to the Internet for answers and end up in places that derail their morality and their discernment between good and evil.” They have lost the ability to figure out what is holy...

New Marriage Rite Offers Much-Needed Catechesis

New Marriage Rite Offers Much-Needed Catechesis

Not only does “matrimony” convey greater solemnity than “marriage,” but the Latin matrimonium also means “the state of being a mother.”

The Catholic Origins of Halloween

The Catholic Origins of Halloween

The origins of Halloween are, in fact, very Christian and rather American. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a pope, and its observances are the result of medieval Catholic piety.

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

In 1956, C.S. Lewis responded to a letter from a little girl named Joan, who had apparently sent him a sample of her own descriptive writing. Lewis took the opportunity to praise her style,...

Male and Female He Created and Redeemed Them

Male and Female He Created and Redeemed Them

The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary help us to see the ultimate completion and destiny of this humanity we all share. BY FR. DWIGHT LONGENECKER I got involved in an interesting discussion the other...

Catholics Are Leaving the Faith by Age 10 — So What Can Parents Do About It?

Catholics Are Leaving the Faith by Age 10 — So What Can Parents Do About It?

Researcher Mark Gray at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate stated the ‘whole concept of faith’ is losing credibility in the young, who do not see God or religion measuring up to...