Building Optimism

By Francine Pirola | April 20, 2018

Things go wrong. Disasters happen. We fail. We mess up. No matter our age or talent, we all face adversity from time to time. Learning…

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The Joy Bomb

By CathFamily | January 8, 2018

If you could summarise Patrick in one word, it is joy. If you could bottle Patrick’s joy and sell it, we’d be multi-billionaires. You can…

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How my children teach me about God

By CathFamily | October 2, 2017

At the breakfast table last week our four-year-old says to me, “Mum, I had a dream last night, that Jesus smashed into the earth and…

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Parents: ‘first heralds’ of the faith

By CathFamily | September 28, 2017

When it comes to passing on the faith to our children, parents are the first educators and heralds. When we think of education, we usually…

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Healing our Children’s Nature Deficit

By CathFamily | September 18, 2017

The shift in our relationship to the natural world is startling, even in settings that one would assume are devoted to nature. Not that long…

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Raising Money-Smart Kids

By CathFamily | September 11, 2017

Children can be taught to love things and use people or to love people and use things. Money is a most powerful created thing which…

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Joy-Raising Lemonade Cupcake Stall

By CathFamily | September 8, 2017

Last year one of our daughters and her friend, nine and 10 years old at the time, ran a stall to raise money that they…

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Money and True Financial Freedom

By CathFamily | September 6, 2017

Is there a Catholic approach to money? The short answer is yes, it’s a God-given tool for us to use at the service of true…

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Resolve Your Married Money Woes

By Francine and Byron Pirola | September 4, 2017

Surveys consistently show that having different approaches to the gaining and use of money is one of the top three challenging issues for couples. Why…

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Creating a family culture in your parish

By Isabella Garcia | August 30, 2017

Families are the foundation of our society and a microcosm of the Church itself. Children and their parents belong in Mass and our communities are…

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The Adoptive Experience

By Guest Author | August 25, 2017

By Owen Vyner For some people adoption seems quite mysterious as though it is an altogether different experience of parenthood. We have to admit that…

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Acts of Mercy, Acts of Love

By CathFamily | August 7, 2017

Another special theme of Advent, along with waiting, is mercy. Advent is an intense time of waiting for God the Father’s great act of mercy…

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