How can parents best help kids prepare for their First Holy Communion? A veteran catechist offers five key strategies.
What does the Rule of St. Benedict offer families?
The Rule of St. Benedict may be 1,500 years old and written for vowed religious, but it’s surprisingly full of good advice for today’s Catholic family as well. Find are four “rules” that every family might adopt.
The best practices for raising faith-filled kids
How do you raise faith-filled kids? By integrating the practice of the faith into the everyday life of your family, Here’s a roundup of the research from Catholic family faith formation expert John Roberto—including a list of the best practices of faith-filled families. The article was initially written for church professionals; because we think many parents will find in it a useful guide and inspiration for their own practice, you can read it in its entirety it online.
What is a Catholic family anyway? Busting common myths
It is easy as a Catholic parent to be sucked into a narrow vision of what it means to be a Catholic family: to identify a set of criteria or choices and idealize those characteristics as the only way to be a successful Catholic family. Is it possible to break out of that mold?
Mass with kids: 25+ strategies for a better experience
This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with your Kids. The Eucharistic liturgy (the Mass) is the height of Christian prayer, and so essential to Christian life that […]