Entries related to: catholic-families

Raising Saints: A Message for Parents

I once heard a priest refer to everyone he met as a “saint.” At first it struck me as odd, but once I thought about it, I realized he was right. At the least, such a greeting can inspire us to live up to the challenge of being saints.
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Tips for Grandparents

As a link between past and future, it is the grandparents who plant the seed, knowing full well they may not see the fruit of their harvest. They plant anyway. Sue and Marv Prins have grandchildren in Milwauke—an eight-hour drive from home. Facebook and phone calls help shrink the distance, but Sue, who lives with a chronic illness, reasons, “I probably won’t live to see my grandchildren as adults.
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Family, Redefined

Not long ago, when the editors of  St. Anthony Messenger discussed article topics relating to Catholic families, I wasn’t shy with my suggestion. “I’d like an article about unmarried or divorced Catholics, single parents, childless couples—something like that.”
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Pope Francis and the Blessing of Family: Wisdom in Our Homes

When a mother takes her child aside and gently reproves him, saying: “Don’t do this, because…” and explains with great patience, is this the wisdom of God? Yes! It is what the Holy Spirit gives us in life!
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Mothers Unite!

I have an announcement to make: My kids are not perfect. They never have been; they never will be. They throw fits, argue with one another, cop attitudes, and don’t always listen very well. They’re kids. And I love them more than anything.
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