Category Archives: children

Chalice: Christ-Centered Child Sponsorship

Posted at Catholic Insight For Christians who wish to live the commandment of loving our neighbours by making a commitment to perform corporal works of mercy, charitable gift giving and child sponsorship is very appealing. Many sponsorship programs help entire … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Parents’ Not So Little Helper

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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Empowering Our Youth to Make a “Mess”

Posted at Catholic Lane and Catholic Insight In one of his World Youth Days homilies, Pope Francis told the throng of enthusiastic young adults that he wants “a mess”. “I want to tell you something. What is it that I … Continue reading

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Helping Our Children Discern Their Vocation

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com Also posted at The New Evangelist/Companions of the Cross “When I grow up, I’m going to be a priest and a policeman.” “I want to be a nun who rides horses and sings. Can … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sweetness of Childhood

This is a picture of three of my older children enjoying some early morning fishing with their dad. These adorable little cherubs are in their twenties now and on the brink of venturing out on their own. Long gone are … Continue reading

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What Kind of Man Has Eight Kids?

A man who: works hard to provide for his family considers his family first in every business decision can’t wait to come home after a long day at work expects his children to work hard expects his children to be … Continue reading

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Our Imperfect Family Rosary

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com When I was growing up, my immature self believed that the family rosary was something that had to be endured. Through no fault of my parents, the nightly ritual was anything but idyllic. My … Continue reading

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To All Moms from the Pure Jerzy Kidz

Tomorrow, Mother’s Day, a group of us, friends and family, will be participating in the Sporting Life 10 km. run to raise funds for Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for kids with cancer. It will be our second year taking … Continue reading

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Taking Little Children to Church and Living to Tell About It

Over at Patheos, Deacon Greg Kandra opened up a can of worms when he posted the following: Why don’t parents take screaming babies out of church? Have you been following the debate?  I couldn’t keep up since there’s so many … Continue reading

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What A Wonderful World

Sometimes, the adults just need to be quiet, step aside and let the little children lead. Pray for all God’s children, including yourself. God bless your day 🙂 Deo Gratias

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