Christmas Consumers

By |2017-09-07T01:15:57+10:00March 10th, 2014|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Jesus tells us that we cannot serve two masters, God and money. How did we end up with Christmas becoming so commercialised? Catholic families the world over have creatively approached their Christmas traditions to help raise their children in the true spirit of the event. CathFamily editor, Kiara Pirola interviewed Ron & Kathy Feher about

Angels on High

By |2018-09-17T09:29:27+10:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the last two decades, Angels have become very popular in New Age spirituality. With TV shows like Supernatural, and films like Constantine and Legion, as well as numerous books, the secular world seems very much enamoured with angels and their not-so-nice counter parts, demons.  The word ‘Angel’ is from the Greek, “aggelos,” and means

On a Mission from God

By |2017-09-07T00:09:40+10:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fostering vocations in your children. Priests and Nuns and Brothers don't grow on trees! There has been a lot discussion in recent decades about the decline in vocations. Indeed this has come to a crisis point in the western world with parishes closing and merging, religious orders dwindling into aged care homes and seminaries standing

My Ancestor Tree

By |2017-09-06T06:42:40+10:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrate the grandparents in your family with this simple craft project. It's as easy as downloading the template, printing it, and letting the kids attack it with colour-in implements! You could also use photos, collage materials, glitter, sequins, anything to make it that little bit more special. Download Template Here See also: Bedtime Blessing Peace

Fire

By |2017-09-06T06:39:52+10:00May 24th, 2013|Categories: Parenting, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is a primal comfort that comes with fire and candlelight. There is also something truly mesmerising about fire, the flickering flames form intricate, beautiful shapes that are gone as quickly as they come. The crackling sound of good, dry firewood and the calming heat radiating from the fire provides light and warmth, a gathering