Priests as spiritual fathers

By CathFamily | July 17, 2017

The Church has always seen priests as spiritual fathers, called to spiritually nourish their people with the Sacraments and inspire new generations of men and…

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The man village

By CathFamily | July 14, 2017

Where a child’s own father is struggling or absent through separation, extensive work commitments, prolonged illness, death or some other circumstance it’s even more important…

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The Ultimate Guide To Family Prayer For Busy Parents

By CathFamily | July 12, 2017

Every family is unique and their family prayer life will be too! What works for one family would be impossible for another. Whether it’s highly…

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Adventures in Family Prayer

By Guest Author | July 7, 2017

Heather, who blogs at Mamma Knows, Honeychild wrote and illustrated this hilarious portrait of her family’s prayer life. It’s just too good not to share…

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Mass & Family Prayer: A deep Connection

By Vic and Liz O'Callaghan | July 5, 2017

While Catholic practice rightly emphasises the Mass as the centrepoint, without a broader context of frequent family prayer, Mass alone is insufficient. Vic O’Callaghan, grandfather,…

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Simplicity Marriage

By CathFamily | July 3, 2017

By Francine & Byron Pirola A funny thing happens as relationships travel along. At the beginning, the other person is such a novelty that we…

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Natural Simplicity

By CathFamily | June 30, 2017

by Kiara Pirola When do people most commonly feel God’s presence? It is rarely at a desk or in front of a screen. Most often,…

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Three ways to be a simplicity parent

By Susanne North | June 26, 2017

 Less is more This applies to nearly everything in our children’s environment – their toys, clothes, choices, experiences, gadgets and sensory stimuli. De-cluttering the environment…

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The Ultimate Mass Survival: Guide for Parents

By Isabella Garcia | June 23, 2017

Planning ahead Picking a Mass Generally speaking, if you have young children, a morning Mass is better than an evening Mass. Tired kids are not…

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Taking Kids to Mass

By Francine Pirola | June 21, 2017

“Let the little children come to me” Francine’s Story “Have you ever been to Mass with a restless toddler or unsettled baby? I have. Plenty…

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Sacrament Essentials : Reconciliation

By Francine and Byron Pirola | June 19, 2017

What’s this Sacrament business all about? As human beings we communicate through our body; through our words, gestures, facial expressions, and actions. Communication is so…

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Military Chaplains Today

By CathFamily | June 16, 2017

An interview with Fr Bryan Pipins SJ I had the priviledge of interviewing a current military chaplain Fr Bryan Pipins. His energy and love for…

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