Tag: Family

What can we do when people don’t love us?

What can we do when people don’t love us?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I think that my mom loves me, but I don’t know. She clearly loves my sister more than she loves me; they joke around and have a much easier relationship with each other. She seems more annoyed by me, and I just wish she would love me more. It is really painful for me. What can I do?

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How faith grows in quarantine

How faith grows in quarantine

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Families have never been closer. Families have never been farther apart.

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Stay-at-home focus gives families opportunities to reunite around God

Stay-at-home focus gives families opportunities to reunite around God

| Debbie Musser | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We don’t feel rushed anymore. We go on walks, and we just talk,” Tanya said. “I’m checking in to make sure the kids are OK, as they are social beings, which can make navigating this situation a challenge.”

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Good streaming choices abound for the very youngest viewers

Good streaming choices abound for the very youngest viewers

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

With parents and kids alike sheltering in place, moms and dads may be on the lookout for entertainment that will hold children’s attention. Following, in alphabetical order, is a roundup of some programming aimed at little ones that’s available on major streaming platforms.

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Archdiocese offers resources galore for families at home

Archdiocese offers resources galore for families at home

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It makes a huge difference in kids’ faith when they hear about mom and dad’s faith and grow together in their faith with mom and dad.”

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Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the reception following the ordination Mass, Joanne DeGrood sat at a table with Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Both women are now members of the “MOB” — mothers of bishops, Judy said with a laugh. But the women’s connection, Judy explained, goes back to their sons’ first year of seminary and their close friendship.

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How can I offer correction to family members?

How can I offer correction to family members?

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have family members who are Catholic, but they openly do not live as Catholics. I don’t know how to offer them correction. What do I do?

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Screen quandary: Family life in the technology age

Screen quandary: Family life in the technology age

| Jessica Weinberger | August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nothing has reshaped 21st century culture more than technology and devices. Statistics point to the pervasive impact: More than 17 billion connected devices in the world. An average 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening to or interacting with media. More than 2 billion active Facebook users. We’re taking in five times more information daily than 50 years ago.

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Summertime and the reading is easy

Summertime and the reading is easy

| Regina Lordan | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Families, teens and young children can take advantage of long summer days to relax a bit more. Spend time together. Read. And learn more about the faith. All at the same time, even!

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Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

| Susan Klemond | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chris and Gina Rickert focused more on themselves than their marriage for almost a decade, until the parishioners of Mary, Queen of Peace in Rogers began attending marriage and family programs through the Cana Family Institute five years ago.

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Letter to a weary Catholic parent

Letter to a weary Catholic parent

| Liz Kelly | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A woman emails me to tell me about her daughter: She’s 12 and has tried to commit suicide multiple times. She’s in a mental health facility, and she’s not making much progress. Would I please pray?

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Children’s well-being sacrificed to adults’ sexual whims, new book says

Children’s well-being sacrificed to adults’ sexual whims, new book says

| Nancy Frazier O'Brien | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. government, which once made guarding the well-being of children a top priority, has now abandoned their interests in favor of the sexual wishes of their parents, according to a new book by law professor Helen Alvare.

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