Posts Tagged ‘faith’
The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.
Lent begins on March 1. This year, consider approaching this holy season as a “marriage team.” You and your spouse don’t have to give up–or do–the same things, but you can actively support each other. Here are some ideas to grow in holiness as a couple.
On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Holy Father baptized twenty-eight babies in the Sistine Chapel. In his homily, he spoke of the faith that baptism bestows and the responsibility of parents to live as witnesses of that faith.
When it comes to raising children in faith, new research has shown that mothers tend to be more influential than fathers on the religious experience of their children.
It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.
Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.
Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.
It’s summer, and perhaps you have time for a little extra reading–maybe even some spiritual reading. But where to start? Here are a few suggestions.
On July 3, the celebrant at Sunday Mass will wear green vestments for the first time in four months. The change of color reflects the return to “Ordinary Time.” It’s the longest of the Church’s liturgical seasons and, says Fr. Larry Rice, the most challenging.
Louise Kirk provides a how-to guide for parents in explaining the topic of sexuality to their children at various ages. Kirk does this through a series of dialogues between a parent and a child. This insightful book abides by Catholic teachings on sexuality within the bounds of marriage. Are you unsure of how to bring up this sensitive topic appropriately with your children? Check out this book!
Seeing life not as a collection of single ‘big’ moments, soon-to-be-married Tommy reflects on how Katie and he have grown together and in knowledge of each other.
For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?
A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.
Quote for reflection: “Brothers and sisters, God’s face is the face of a merciful father who is always patient. Have you thought about God’s patience, the patience He has with each one of us? That is His mercy. He always has patience, patience with us, He understands us, He waits for us, He does not […]
Quote for reflection: “Husbands and wives should take up the burden appointed to them, willingly, in the strength of faith… Let them implore the help of God with unremitting prayer and, most of all, let them draw grace and charity from that unfailing fount which is the Eucharist. If, however, sin still exercises its hold […]
At a Mass where Pope Francis baptized 26 children, he encouraged parents to remember that the greatest inheritance they can give their children is faith.
In their last post, Tim Bishop reflects on the need to always grow in the spiritual life, drawing inspiration from saints and childhood memories to rediscover the beauty of the Faith.
Can parents with small children really bring them to Sunday Mass with good results? Yes, say Josh and Stacey Noem, parents of three. They offer some practical advice for parents who want the experience to be positive for them, their children, and their fellow worshippers.
Fear is no fun – and can be paralyzing. Tim recounts a recent evening when his wife lovingly helped calm his fears in the middle of the night.
November is traditionally a time we pray for our family members and friends who have passed away, and it is also National Adoption Month. This touching first-person story touches on both of these topics, showing how God can bring beauty out of suffering.
What does it mean to live one’s faith today? Tim uses the story of a sledding adventure to illustrate the adventure of wholeheartedly trusting in God.
In his latest reflection on the family, the pope talked about the crucial role the family has in sharing the faith, both with its own members and others who are in need of the Gospel message.
The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again
The Catholic Guide to Depression examines the relationship between depression and the spiritual life and offers practical and faith-filled advice for how to cope with and overcome depression.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn and prayerful time during the Church’s liturgical year. It’s an opportunity for couples to strengthen their own bond by reflecting on Jesus’s journey to Calvary. Here are five suggestions.
Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.