Words of wisdom on Catholic parenting

24 07, 2017

Are you humble?

By | 2017-07-24T10:43:13+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

In the Gospel reading for the 22nd Sunday in ordinary time, Jesus is invited to a banquet at a Pharisee's house, and there He observes people vying for the most prominent places at table (Lk 14:1, 7-14). In that time and culture, honor and shame were very important, so one's place at table was a [...]

10 07, 2017

How is McDonald’s drive-thru bad for my child’s spiritual life?

By | 2017-07-10T12:39:46+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

In the interest of full disclosure, three of my six children either have or currently do work at McDonald’s and I, myself, am still trying to develop enough fortitude to resist what my younger ones call "fry air," defined as that glorious smell that just surrounds the restaurant and draws you in to indulge in [...]

26 06, 2017

Strangely blessed

By | 2017-06-26T10:22:25+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m glad I’m not one of them?” My 11-year-old daughter Kate got hit by a car at the beginning of the school year, and our lives have been changed. Our lives have been turned upside down and I’ve been reminded a lot of the false dichotomy between “them” and [...]

19 06, 2017

What faith lessons can we learn from traveling to a developing country?

By | 2017-06-19T11:42:12+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

 In the past few years I have been very fortunate to be able to travel to a number of developing countries:  the Dominican Republic, Chile, Bolivia, and Guatemala.  Based on my experiences in these places, we can learn a great deal from the poor of the developing world. Twice I have been able to accompany [...]