Tough Love

By |2019-05-10T11:14:36+10:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 A parenting special by Dr Justin Coulson. Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you really want to say “yes”, or to say “yes” when you’d prefer to say “no”! Self-control is delaying gratification and controlling our impulses. A classic experiment on self-control In 1972 one of the most iconic, well-known psychology experiments of all

Living the Faith

By |2017-09-06T06:19:18+10:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world today repeatedly writes off the Catholic Church as being irrelevant, so the fascination and buzz that has been generated by Pope Benedict retiring has been the source of substantial bemusement here at CathFamily! None-the-less, big things are afoot in the Church and in the world. In all the hype and hysteria, we present

Twelve Days of Christmas

By |2018-12-17T14:38:18+10:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last... Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) Christmastide is an ancient tradition, marking celebrations for twelve days. In the Middle Ages, it was a time of continuous feasting and revelry. It

Mother of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:00+10:00March 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When an insignificant, barren hill in Mexico becomes the destination for 13 million pilgrims a year, something’s going on... December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most significant Marian apparitions in the Church’s history and some 13 million people make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico

The Jesse Tree

By |2017-09-06T06:09:11+10:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get into the spirit of Advent with your family with this guide to Jesus’ Family Tree. Contemplating God’s Family & Ours Children learn about love from being loved, and for most of us that love comes from our families. We develop our sense of identity, purpose, security and belonging largely from our families. It’s no different

Emotional Availability

By |2017-09-06T06:03:30+10:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The most valuable investment we can make for our children’s development is one that we often overlook because of its simplicity. Attention is the Currency of Relationships Parents consistently assure me that they want ‘the best’ for their children. They invest time and money in education, enrichment, and extra-curricular activities to give their children every

Changes

By |2017-09-06T06:00:49+10:00February 27th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Isn’t it funny the way children have the uncanny ability to ask those awkward questions at the most inconvenient times? More than just Biology A sound formation in sexuality is a critical aspect of raising our children to adulthood and setting them up for success in their own relationships. Yet for many of us, the

Faithful, Faulty Families

By |2017-09-06T05:51:59+10:00February 19th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is in the family that we learn what it is to love. Christ calls us not be perfectly happy, but to trust in him and be open to growth and grace. Families can be wonderfully, and awfully, messy can’t they? They may be the fundamental unit of society, but there’s no question that families

The Rosary

By |2017-09-06T05:29:31+10:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A Calling Card for Heaven Does your family pray the rosary? Would you like to begin it as a family tradition but it’s just too hard to manage? By Marilyn Rodrigues Toddlers with their short attention spans, older children and spouses all with their own schedules can certainly test a commitment to any kind of

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By |2017-09-06T05:12:40+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A look at scripture and tradition can take us back to the feast of the sacred heart of Jesus and give our devotion new life. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is not nearly as popular today as a couple of generations ago, when almost every Catholic at least knew about the nine first