US Catholic Faith in Real Life

No trip to Disneyland

By Gregory Maher | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article
Mosquito netting and malaria medication aren’t usually on the packing list for a family vacation. But seeing the developing world firsthand can be the first step for young Catholics to realize that “it’s a small world, after all.”

Flower power

By Michael Daley | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article
Small children and fictionalized bulls alike can teach us that goofing off can be a noble goal indeed.

I smiled when I saw my daughter Cara pull the spring sports sign-up sheet out of her book bag. My thoughts immediately drifted back to last year, her first full year of competitive soccer.


Nobody deserves a good spanking

By Megan Clarke | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article
By sparing the rod, both parents and children will learn the gospel discipline of nonviolence, argues this mother of four.

Five, four, three, two... This ominous countdown can be heard in my home of four kids under age 5 about every 10 to 20 minutes. What exactly is going to happen when I reach “one”?


Generation why?

By Christopher Ringwald | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article

Here's the good news from the land of Catholic teenagers: They want more. They want more religious knowledge, more connection with Jesus, and more direction and opportunity to live their faith in the parish and the world. And here's the bad news: They don't always get that.

 


Pages