Tag: parenting

Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

Be thou my vision, but what do I see?

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We cuddle together in the dark after the last book has been read. His 5-year-old limbs squirm as I whisper that it’s time for sleep.

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The Church, young people and the role of parents

The Church, young people and the role of parents

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 37 Comments

As Catholics, we have to be alarmed by statistics that show how many of our young people are leaving the Church. Researchers say that now fully half of our young people leave the Church after high school, and some say that only 7 percent of millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today — meaning they’ll attend weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, and say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important. We are in danger of losing a generation of Catholics.

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Parental duties to their baptized children

Parental duties to their baptized children

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the rite of baptism, after the parents request the sacrament of baptism for their child, the priest or deacon states, “You are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith.” Then, before the pouring of water, the instruction to the parents is repeated: “Make it your constant care to bring your child up in the practice of the faith.”

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Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The future of humanity depends on parents’ commitment to protect and nurture their children, instill values and help children mature as human beings, speakers told a United Nations event to mark the fourth annual Global Day of Parents.

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Parents hold great responsibility in forming faithful children

Parents hold great responsibility in forming faithful children

| Christine Codden | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first commandment God imparted to us is in the book of Genesis: to be fertile and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28). From the moment of creation, we have understood that marriage is not just a biological function, only to co-create with God the next generation. It is also meant to provide for the spiritual lives of our children, to bring them to holiness.

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Parenting is a fruit of marriage for Wadena couple

Parenting is a fruit of marriage for Wadena couple

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christian and Tamara Breczinski, parishioners of St. Ann in Wadena, will celebrate 10 years of marriage in August. They adopted a piece of wisdom early in their relationship that keeps them grounded and helps them persevere through tough times.

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Smartphones and daydreams

Smartphones and daydreams

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have very few stare-off-into-space moments these days. Nearly every minute is filled with something claiming my attention. I can’t blame this entirely on my two young kids, nor can I blame it on the teaching job that claims vast amounts of attention 10 months out of the year. These are factors in my busy-ness, yes, but there’s another, more insidious force that always seems to fill the empty spaces in my life.

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Single Parent Retreat to offer insights, fellowship

Single Parent Retreat to offer insights, fellowship

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many single parents get support from family members, friends and fellow parishioners. But meeting another parent in a similar situation is encouraging in a different way, according to Jody, a single mom who asked that her last name not be used. The chance to get to know others who are parenting alone, and talk about related issues and experiences, are reasons she often attends the annual Single Parent Retreat hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anyone responsible for children knows the delicate balance of nurturer, protector and teacher. But when it comes to what children might hear in the news — recently, the topic of clergy sexual abuse of minors — some parents wonder how to keep them informed while protecting their innocence and not frightening them unnecessarily.

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Rediscover: healthy communications

Rediscover: healthy communications

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Campaigning for Facebook ‘likes’
– Advice to parents: ‘Be not afraid’ of media
– What makes a successful parent?
– Human dignity, real connections essential to communication

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Different generation brings different way of parenting

Different generation brings different way of parenting

| John Garvey | September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is the world more dangerous than it was two generations ago? Do our children love their children more than our parents loved us? Are there more bad people out there or greater environmental hazards?

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Unconditional Parental Love

Unconditional Parental Love

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Once I met a woman who had worked for years in fashion and modeling. Unsurprisingly, she was strikingly attractive. She was accompanied by her teenage daughter who, by contrast, was rather unremarkable to look at, maybe even a plain-Jane. After spending time with them, I began to sense that the mother, whose life had largely revolved around her appearance, seemed to look down on her daughter, perhaps unconsciously, because of her average appearance. Her daughter seemed aware of this lack of maternal acceptance, and seemed troubled and uncomfortable as she tried to compensate and please her mom in other ways.

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