Parenting – the Simple Way

By |2019-07-16T15:54:14+10:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

In a world full of uncertainties, anxieties and an over-performance culture of never being good enough, the biggest gifts that parents can give to children is a true sense of belonging, hope, courage to dare greatly and the notion that they are ok the way they are. It is our responsibility to teach them the

Restorative Practices @ Home

By |2020-03-06T09:22:44+10:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No one puts their feet on the floor each morning with the intention to cause harm to others... write Vic & Liz O’Callaghan. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes they go wrong regularly. This can happen anywhere, but it can often happen at home, and it is hard to talk about it. What can we do?

Emotional Literacy

By |2018-06-22T11:42:43+10:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Emotional Intelligence is widely recognised as important for human flourishing. It includes: the ability to identify and appropriately express one’s emotions, the ability to manage and self-regulate negative emotions, and the ability to empathise with others’ emotional state. While people will be gifted to different degrees with Emotional Intelligence (EQ), like all intelligences, we can

Love Language Gifts

By |2018-04-26T05:47:10+10:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Developed by Gary Chapman, the Five Love Languages, is a simple framework that can teach us how to love more effectively. The theory is simple and powerful. Love is like a language. People ‘speak’ love in different ways, some through words of affirmation, others through thoughtful gifts, acts of service, quality time or touch.

Building Optimism

By |2018-04-20T04:49:23+10:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 to respond with optimism and self-mastery can be the difference between a productive, joy-filled life and one mired with hopelessness. A persistent pessimistic mind-set is also a risk factor

2016 Nov | Accompany

By |2017-09-07T05:00:42+10:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues In this edition we feature the testimonials and commentary of people who are walking with those whose life circumstances and choices make it difficult for them to feel that they belong in the Catholic family. Many same-sex attracted or gender questioning Catholics, for example, feel rejected by the Church rather

2016 Oct | Embrace

By |2017-10-25T04:50:13+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Craft, E-Magazines, FRANKLY, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Recipes, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Marriages are central to the life of the Church, our culture and society. They are vital to our future. St Pope John Paul II said, “Humanity passes by way of the family” and as we know, marriage is the basis of family. The Church is deeply invested in the marriages

2015 August

By |2017-09-07T04:17:17+10:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Ordinary Time, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Family Prayer can be challenging! But as many dogged Catholic parents will attest, it is totally worth the effort. We’ve drawn inspiration from our readers and the experience of guest authors in the trenches to give you some ideas to forge or renew a family tradition.

2015 July

By |2017-09-07T04:16:36+10:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: E-Magazines, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

During the writing of this month’s CathFamily, Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si was released. The Pope issues us with a challenge: to answer the call to be more attuned to the natural world. For many of us, this means challenging the consumer lifestyle which leads to more clutter and more stress. Our featured