A special symposium, in which we asked parents to reflect and recollect on their experiences and challenges of raising their children as Catholics.
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.
Our backgrounds were different, but our Catholic identity ran deep, with Irish-Catholic roots spreading in almost every direction.
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...
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...
When I was in high school, before I made my obedient and insincere confirmation, I fought with my parents every Sunday morning.
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...
To put it in Vatican II terms, our vocation is to help our children discern their vocation.
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.
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."
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.