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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Celebrate the Church Seasons

BY SUSIE LLOYD Happy New Year! Yup—in November. Advent is upon us, and with it comes the start of a new liturgical year. The liturgical...

YOUR HOLY FAMILY

BY DOBIE MOSER The Holy Family inspires trust, courage, and obedience on the path to holiness Married couples often look back at their wedding day and...

Cultivate Quiet Moments

BY SUSIE LLOYD As a busy mom, my default setting is work; it goes everywhere with me. But last week I blew it. I got...

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Family Faith (Story-telling)

BY SUSIE LLOYD EDITOR'S NOTE: Catechists often wonder, “How much can we accomplish in one class a week?” For faith to take root, it should...

15 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

BY NANCY FLANDERS The single most powerful thing Catholic parents can do for their children is teach them to pray. As catechists, we can also...

Put Some Divine Music on Your Mental Playlist

BY SUSIE LLOYD You hear music everywhere you go — at home, in your car, in the store — whether you want to or not,...

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

Helping Students and Families Learn About Purgatory 

BY SUSAN TASSONE  Purgatory — a masterpiece of God’s mercy It’s no small wonder that coming up with a lesson plan on purgatory can be challenging....

Pep Talks for Catholic Parents: An Introduction

When my husband heard the title of book he thought it was a great idea, until I mentioned who the author was. He...

Parent: “I lost it today. What can I do?”

My friend's husband had just lost his job. She herself was caring for her elderly parents. So when her son rolled his eyes at...