What Makes a Good Father?


ffgAs we amp up for Father’s Day, many Catholic Moms are counting our blessings for the Dads in our lives – our own, our children’s and the spiritual heroes we call “Father” every day.  Over at Fathers for Good, the Knights of Columbus have an interesting quiz that helps men answer the question, “Am I a good father?”

While the survey is intended for men, I found it very thought provoking to ask myself the questions from a mom’s perspective.  How strongly do I agree with the statements “I say I love them in word and deed” or “I practice what I preach”?  How would my kids respond on my behalf?  Good questions to ponder on the week when we celebrate the men who serve as spiritual heads of our households!

Along with the topics raised in the Fathers for Good Survey, what traits do you feel make a “good Father”?


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Love. I think that a father who really loves their children will eventually do all those other things. They will want to be involved in their kids life. I think second is Honesty.

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