Category: Parenting

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...

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,...

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...

Make Bedtime Sacred Story Time with Your Kids

Make Bedtime Sacred Story Time with Your Kids

Do you read religious bedtime stories to your kids? You can make those stories do double duty by weaving in practices from lectio divina, painlessly teaching your kids the foundational skills for this ancient prayer...

The Essential Presence of a Father

The Essential Presence of a Father

A loving and fatherly presence is the greatest testament to the unchanging love of the Father whose image we all bear. http://www.catholicgentleman.net/2016/06/essential-presence-father/