Will work for peace in everyday life

By Heather Grennan Gary| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

For Heidi Tousignant, the faith-formation director from Minnesota, having studied peace in college relates directly to some of her most important-and unpaid-work. As a parent "it absolutely enhances my vision of how to raise kids," she says. It's influenced her family's conversations, their values, their faith life, the decisions they make as a family, and what action they take in their community.


Whip It!

By Patrick McCormick| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Reviews
Directed by Drew Barrymore (Fox Searchlight, 2009) 

In Drew Barrymore’s new film about tattooed Texas lasses on skates, Ellen Page, who played a glib pregnant teen in Juno (Fox Searchlight), takes a turn around the track as a spunky, frightened, and impulsive roller derby princess.


Book marked: Stories to raise your children by

By Mary Margaret Keaton| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
From nursery rhymes to fantasy anthologies, fill your shelves with stories to raise your children by.

Not your mother’s rhythm method

By Ann Green| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality
Natural Family Planning has come a long a way, baby. Not only does it meet the church’s moral standard for spacing births, it keeps a marriage going.

I met Mike while working as an engineer for an aerospace company. Mike was a test pilot just out of the Air Force. He swept me off my feet—literally—by taking me on flights. After one flight we lunched from a picnic basket he had packed. At the bottom of the basket was a small white box. I reached in, and Mike dropped to one knee.


Not your mother’s rhythm method

By Ann Green| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality
Natural Family Planning has come a long a way, baby. Not only does it meet the church’s moral standard for spacing births, it keeps a marriage going.

I met Mike while working as an engineer for an aerospace company. Mike was a test pilot just out of the Air Force. He swept me off my feet—literally—by taking me on flights. After one flight we lunched from a picnic basket he had packed. At the bottom of the basket was a small white box. I reached in, and Mike dropped to one knee.


Let them just eat cake: Modern birthdays are too much for everyone involved

By Linda Zwicky| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Limos, tiaras, and Build-A-Bears, oh my! It’s time to rein in the birthday madness and return to some old-fashioned fun, games, and values.

Our family’s initiation to the new era of children’s birthday parties began when our first child was 9 months old. I accepted an invitation to a birthday bash at an exclusive club. More than 40 guests attended a catered affair to celebrate an infant’s first year on the planet. The entertainment, presumably for the over-2 crowd, included a storyteller, and the evening was capped off with an impressive display of fireworks.


Let them just eat cake: Modern birthdays are too much for everyone involved

By Linda Zwicky| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Limos, tiaras, and Build-A-Bears, oh my! It’s time to rein in the birthday madness and return to some old-fashioned fun, games, and values.

Our family’s initiation to the new era of children’s birthday parties began when our first child was 9 months old. I accepted an invitation to a birthday bash at an exclusive club. More than 40 guests attended a catered affair to celebrate an infant’s first year on the planet. The entertainment, presumably for the over-2 crowd, included a storyteller, and the evening was capped off with an impressive display of fireworks.


Parental guidance suggested: How to pass the faith on to teens

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Let’s agree that we’ve done a poor job passing on the faith to the current crop of Catholic adolescents. OK, now what do we do about it?

Sean Reynolds cheerfully agreed to torpedo tired old thinking at the National Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis last November.


Parental guidance suggested: How to pass the faith on to teens

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Let’s agree that we’ve done a poor job passing on the faith to the current crop of Catholic adolescents. OK, now what do we do about it?

Sean Reynolds cheerfully agreed to torpedo tired old thinking at the National Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis last November.


Show & tell

By Catherine O'Connell-Cahill| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family
Six ways to teach your children the faith

Handing on the faith to one’s children is a learn-as-you-go thing. Often you find your heart in your mouth, like the day you drove off from the hospital with your first baby and thought wildly, “They’re letting us take this kid out of here?!” When my husband and I brought our newborn in for checkups during those first weeks, I couldn’t shake the notion that I was returning him like a library book, so the doctor could look him over and give us the OK to check him out again for a few more weeks.


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