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What Is Your Child’s Passion?

I love to write. When I see my blank computer screen and poise my fingers over the keyboard, I feel absolutely wonderful. Like I’m about to give birth to a child (not that I’ve ever done that before). And when words spill over from my imagination, forming sentences and paragraphs and worlds before me —…

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Resources for Getting Back into the “Homeschooling Groove,” plus Celebrating the Blessed Virgin Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the Catholic Church, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Meanwhile, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It also marks the beginning of a new schoolyear. Bearing all of this in mind, we share some links that you might find useful: 1. Loyola Press…

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Angry Parents

Everyone knows that the Bible says that children should obey their parents. But three verses after asking children to obey their parents, the Bible also says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children” (Ephesians 6:4). Other versions say, do not provoke your children to anger. That is tough. If you look around you, you’ll find that Authority…

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Homeschooling is God’s Plan for Me (and Maybe It Is for You, Too)

By Rhia Macatol The past school year was one of the most challenging for me, especially when it came to homeschooling my kids. I thank God for helping me surpass the challenges, which taught me to spread my wings and soar against the wind. They have strengthened my own sense of life purpose as a wife, mother and…

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How to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday as a Family

Today, Easter Saturday, is the last day of the Octave of Easter, and tomorrow is Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is some information about this great feast, from Loyola Press: “In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that from that year forward the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy…

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5 Easy Easter Sunday Celebration Ideas for Kids

Lent officially ends today, and we are invited to enter more deeply into a time of reflection and sacrifice. Today is also the first day of the Easter Triduum, and we are called to remember Jesus’ passion and death in a deeper way. More than that, we are called to remember (and celebrate!) His Resurrection and…

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How to Have a Truly Holy Holy Week

Holy Week is upon us! More than the days off work and school (and the plans to go out of town, perhaps?), let us focus on the true reason behind the upcoming holy-days: commemorating the passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus. Here are a few resources to help you do so: Holy Week Preparation on CatholicCulture.org…

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How to Be Like Pope Francis: Be Devoted to Saint Joseph

“I like Joseph very much. He’s a strong man of silence. In my desk, I have a statue of St. Joseph sleeping. Sleeping, he looks after the church…When I have a problem, I write it in a piece of paper and put it under the statue so he could dream about it. This means, ‘Please…

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