No trip to Disneyland
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.”
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 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”?
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.