Bite-Sized Faith – Words of wisdom on Catholic youth and parenting by various contributing authors.

21 Feb, 2018

Choose life with God (parenting lessons from Eve)

2018-02-21T08:38:24+00:00 Feb 21st, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

I don’t remember what the kids were fighting about, but my arm wasn’t long enough to reach them, and issuing threats over my shoulder didn’t stop them. I do remember pulling off the road, screeching to a halt, and diving into the back seat. Neither of them said a word the rest of the way [...]

5 Feb, 2018

Am I good enough to be loved by someone?

2017-08-28T15:38:22+00:00 Feb 5th, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

As a recent college graduate, I am so not far removed from high school to forget the excitement, anticipation, and flat-out stress that accompanied the weeks preceding each high school dance.  It is easy for young people to let their minds float away from their ever-so-fascinating homework to imaginings of fulfilled dreams and anxious questions. [...]

29 Jan, 2018

What can Catholic moms learn from Mary?

2017-09-18T15:13:03+00:00 Jan 29th, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

As a little girl (one of nine kids, five of them girls!) I was very familiar with all kinds of knots in life – tangled hair, golden necklace chains intertwined with other chains, double knotted shoelaces. Many of these knots seemed impossible to untangle, yet I always knew my mom would take them into her [...]

22 Jan, 2018

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

2017-08-28T15:32:59+00:00 Jan 22nd, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

When Pope Francis named 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life (the vowed life of Sisters and Brothers), I was surprised and very pleased. Fifty years after the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Church is a very appropriate time to lift up and celebrate Consecrated Life and invite our young adults to [...]

15 Jan, 2018

My parents “made” me be Catholic!

2017-08-28T15:27:27+00:00 Jan 15th, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

“My parents made me be Catholic.  I had no choice and that's wrong.  Why do my parents think this is ok?” I know this young man’s parents; they are good upstanding people, not leaders of a cult.  They chose to baptize and raise their sons Catholic.  They are cradle Catholics who desire to provide their [...]

1 Jan, 2018

Who wants to see baby Jesus?

2017-08-28T15:04:43+00:00 Jan 1st, 2018|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Epiphany is my favorite holiday. Each year I organize a parish Epiphany fair so everyone can share my enthusiasm and have some good ‘ole fashioned family fun. That morning when I left early for Mass I mentioned to my barely awake husband and four-year-old twins, “Today’s the day!  The wise men have come to see [...]

25 Dec, 2017

Preparing our hearts and home for Jesus

2017-10-25T15:09:23+00:00 Dec 25th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

One of the most wonderful gifts of Catholicism is our Liturgical Calendar. The Church gives us a heads up in regards to our two biggest feast days with the seasons of Lent and Advent. While Advent is about half the length of Lent, it is an opportune time to prepare ourselves for the celebration of [...]

18 Dec, 2017

It’s about giving…right?

2017-08-28T14:58:35+00:00 Dec 18th, 2017|Categories: Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Walmart commercial that’s airing right now, calling for “a little more joy for Christmas” impresses me, not only because it dares to say Christmas instead of “the Holidays,” but because it is so happy and expectant. Sure, Walmart is encouraging people to come to buy cheap, extraneous goo to fill our homes with material [...]