The statistics on Catholic belief in Forming Intentional Disciples are alarming. One in particular hit me between the eyes and got me thinking about the implications of FID for Catholic families.
Marc Cardaronella shares about his favorite children's book for First Communion preparation.
What’s wrong with being comfortable? Marc explains why, if you’re a pilot or a Christian, comfortable is the last thing you want to be.
Remember how you were telling me you always wanted to study the gospels in a year? No? Well, read on because I think you will!
Marc Cardaronella has a simple, pain-free plan for getting kids in the habit of daily Bible reading…yes, we're talking about Catholic kids.
How do the teachings of Cardinal Newman impact today's families? Marc Cardaronella contends that parents are the greatest influence in their children’s lives, and have the greatest potential for making faith concrete for them.
Baptism is the gateway to the spiritual life. All the other sacraments depend on it. When your children were baptized, their souls were changed, reconfigured to accept God’s divine life within them. They also received the power
“I think the examen protects our children not only from drinking and premature sexuality, but also from getting caught up in the violence of our culture…the examen has taught our children to face the violence of their
Ever find yourself being overly critical with your children? As a parent, why is it so easy to be negative? The other day my 11 year-old son told me something interesting. He said, “Dad, you’ve been really
As the dad of two young boys, I’m definitely worried about bullying. Bullying is a serious problem in our schools today. Three million kids miss school every month because they’re afraid of being bullied. And don’t think
The Faith wasn’t that important when her kids were growing up. She took them to church, but Catholicism wasn’t a driving factor…not like now. It seemed like there was never enough time. Between work, school, sports, and
Have you ever heard a priest use this blessing? “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon
Do you have trouble working a holy hour into your schedule as a parent? Why not make your adoration time into family-time? We’ve slowly worked adoration into our family life and it’s been very rewarding. Here’s a
It’s so easy to get caught up in the commercialization of Christmas. Kids obsess over toys. Shopping deals bombard your inbox with “can’t miss” deals. It takes a conscious effort to stay focused on Jesus during Advent
The scenario is familiar to everyone working in parish ministry–8th Grade religious education apathy. When they’re young, they are so full of natural desire for religion. In 3rd Grade, their eyes light up when talking about God.