Family Living

March 2018

Mar 19

Sin or Accident?

from Catholic Parent Know-How: Preparing your child for 1st Reconciliation by Ana and Joseph White As concrete thinkers, young children can understand actions as right and wrong, but sometimes kids have difficulties understanding motives. This can lead to some confusion over exactly what is a sin and what isn’t. For example, children who...
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Mar 12

Forgive Each Other a Lot

from “10 Things that Make for a Great Catholic Family” by Heidi and Cory Busse Great Catholic families forgive each other a lot.   While Jesus commands us to forgive “not . . . seven times, but seventy times seven” (Mt 18:22), forgiving a family member can be tough to do even once. We try to teach our kids to take...
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Mar 5

Meaningful Lent for the whole family

By Joseph White In the Catholic Church, Lent is a very special season of “getting ready.” We are called during this time to make ourselves ready to celebrate the greatest mystery of our faith — the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because this mystery is so central to our faith, it’s important...
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