Tips to Celebrate Halloween

By |2018-04-09T00:05:42+10:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, October|Tags: , , |

Many families have their doubts about celebrating Halloween. For some, the practice of trick-or-treating is seen as yet another invasion by American culture. For others, the association with pagan ritual is viewed as inappropriate and even dangerous for children. In fact, Halloween has deep Christian roots, dating back to the eighth century, when Pope Gregory

2014 November

By |2017-09-07T02:24:28+10:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: E-Magazines, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Hello Dear Readers! This month we are taking on the painful subject of grief and loss. Our Christian Faith is a source of enormous hope and healing in the face of death. Death, paradoxically, is both an evil and yet it is only by dying that we are born into the eternal

How your Family Does it: Grief & Loss

By |2017-09-07T02:01:42+10:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Surveys & Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For our November CathFamily eMagazine, we are doing a feature on how grieving and teaching your children healthy messages about death and grieving. We'll feature an article from one of our parenting experts and we'd love to know how your family has dealt with a death, be it a beloved pet, or family member or

Reclaiming Halloween

By |2017-09-06T05:24:52+10:00August 26th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Like it or loath it, there’s no escaping the marketing presence of Halloween.  Parents are wise to approach this festival with caution.  The practice of trick-or-treating can lead children into a mind-set of greed and an expectation of free handouts. Further, the association of Halloween with pagan ritual can feed an unhealthy fascination with the

Saintly Trifecta

By |2017-09-06T04:31:04+10:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of October begins three days of saintly celebrations. Here are some tips to make the most of them. Oct 31: Halloween – Night of Light Halloween has become increasingly popular outside its traditional American home, including here in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s largely a movement of the consumer markets to sell grotesque costumes,