Recently I had the opportunity to interview Peter Srsich and his mother Laura. During his senior year of high school, Peter was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—a blood cancer that required weeks of painful chemo and radiation treatments.
When my mother had her first child my grandmother visited her in the hospital and gave her a wooden spanking paddle. “Some day you will need this,” she told my mother. I heard my mother tell this
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.
Today, I had an interesting conversation with a high school theology teacher. We talked about teens’ tendency to distance themselves from the Church and how difficult it is to sell them on the idea of organized religion.
I used to gloat that my four-year-old would eat salad, but now I have a three-year-old that refuses anything green and is seriously challenging my best pediatric dietary practices. My four kids, now one, three, six and
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 marks the 22nd year of See You at the Pole (SYATP). So, what is SYATP and why should your kids be there? What is SYATP? SYATP is a grassroots movement started in 1990
Editor’s note: Wow, I want to personally thank Dr. Kathleen for sharing this well-reasoned article on “What NOT to Buy for Your Baby” — this will save me a lot of grief and money when planning for
Should Catholic parents own a gun? We dedicate our lives to teaching our children to love one another as God has loved us. We teach the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” We try to model non-violent conflict
Impress the commandments on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.– Deuteronomy 6:7. A ride-along is when a
It was a Sunday morning, when my daughter informed me that she would like to attend later afternoon Mass with her two friends from her school. Naturally, as a Catholic mom, I was very happy at the
Truly, dogs are part of the glory of God’s creation. They are “man’s best friend” when everyone else is gone and Jesus seems far away. But what is the best role of a dog in a family?
So, let’s about sex (I apologize if that song is now stuck in your head- I couldn’t resist). So, let’s see, sex is a topic my parents never really approached. Sure, they explained the biology of it,
The campaign hat is a very distinct uniform accessory worn by law enforcement officers and members of the military. The cumbersome, wide-brim hat is typically associated with the steely-eyed, unyielding training instructor of the United States Armed
Ellie and Abby are typical American kids. They do typical American things, like play sports, participate in school plays, play the flute, study hard, and hang out with their friends and family. They’re also excited about being
Data out this week from Harvard University shows that 98% of adolescents with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis. For the 176 million women worldwide that suffer for endometriosis, this data provides a strange form of relief and