Spirituality

Symposium: Raising Catholic Kids

A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.

'Not All Religious Learning Happens Explicitly'

The spirituality at the heart of each child cries out to be nourished; helping children develop their sense of wonder through play will go far in this regard.

'Be Who You Are and Be That Well'

Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.

'A Faith that Could Be Our Own'

I must confess: I am a twenty-something practicing Catholic. Yes, I am young. And yes, I have plenty of friends who are Mass-going Catholics, too. And if you must...

'The Freedom to Love It'

When I was eight, I imagined that purgatory was something like a large hotel. Some distinguished guests, like my grandfather or my Aunt Annie, would check in only...

'In Spite of Myself'

When I was in high school, before I made my obedient and insincere confirmation, I fought with my parents every Sunday morning.

'Hiking Down Another Path'

As a 22-year old with a college degree, I am far more likely to have been a “none” than the invested Catholic that I am, but it’s hard for me to...

'The Habit of Gratitude and Hopefulness'

To put it in Vatican II terms, our vocation is to help our children discern their vocation.

'Grace Helps Them Through'

We are that family, the one with the very young, very active children who decided to come to your quiet, even somnolent Mass. We did not sit in the crying room.

'Now and Then I Feel It's Working'

J. Peter Nixon in the first in our series: "I have tried to live my faith in a way that would make it attractive to my children. Now and then I feel it’s working."

Getting Organized

These are days of hope for American Catholics, yet the Church in the United States and elsewhere is struggling to recover an effective voice in public affairs.

A Mossy Graveyard

For Roger Scruton the church is England, an England he knew and loved in his youth and that he believes is dying.
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Book Reviews

Unruly Passions

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A Mossy Graveyard

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Goaded by Doubt

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‘Grave Ambiguities’

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When in Rome...

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Our Father

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Getting Along

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