Tag: children

Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

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Advice for parents on the feast of St John the Baptist

I follow Archbishop William Goh of Singapore in his daily readings. I thought today’s was a particularly good one for parents. Here is the key section. You can read the whole piece here. The future of […]

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“Let’s just stop catechising children”

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“Let’s just stop catechising children”

Joanne McPortland over at Patheos has been causing something of a stir… She is proposing that what is wrong with the parish formation set-up is that it has, for too long, been catechising the wrong people […]

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Two plays for the whole family by Catholic theatre company Ten Ten, Sat 8 Feb, London

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Two plays for the whole family by Catholic theatre company Ten Ten, Sat 8 Feb, London

Following the huge success of “Kolbe’s Gift” in the West End last October, Ten Ten Theatre is presenting a double-bill of plays for the whole family at The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on […]

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Family stability more important for your children than finding the ‘best’ school?

Filed in Family by on December 19, 2013 2 Comments
Family stability more important for your children than finding the ‘best’ school?

How much energy parents spend – quite understandably – on finding the ‘right’ or ‘best’ school for their children. But perhaps there are more important things, even for the sake of their education and schooling. […]

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When you don’t know how to help your child or where to turn

Filed in Family by on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
When you don’t know how to help your child or where to turn

For any mothers who know they need God’s help in their family life but are not sure how to turn to him: Take a look at this information from the Mothers Prayers website. Mothers Prayers […]

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Opening “a liturgical Pandora’s box”? A parish priest reflects on the “family Mass”

Filed in Family by on September 30, 2013 2 Comments
Opening “a liturgical Pandora’s box”? A parish priest reflects on the “family Mass”

By 9.30 am on a Sunday morning our car park is jam-packed, as hundreds of people fill Brentwood Cathedral for Mass. The whole building hums with prayerful expectation before Mass begins. Drawn together by Christ, […]

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Suggestions for parents at Mass with babies, toddlers or children

Filed in Family by on September 26, 2013 3 Comments
Suggestions for parents at Mass with babies, toddlers or children

The parish of Brentwood Cathedral has just posted some ideas for parents who are bringing their babies, toddlers and children to Mass each Sunday. Some of these ideas were tested in the blogosphere a couple […]

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The downside of living together before you get married

Filed in Relationships by on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
The downside of living together before you get married

It seems so obvious: you love someone, marriage is a possibility, you are not 100% sure or 100% ready, so you move in together to test the water and test each other. It will help […]

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Friendship and marriage

Filed in Relationships by on September 4, 2013 0 Comments
Friendship and marriage

Two friends got married recently. For the first reading, they chose this passage about friendship from Ecclesiasticus (6:14-17): Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond […]

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What children want. What children need. What children get.

Filed in Family by on June 10, 2013 0 Comments

You may not have seen the recent Unicef report about the way materialism has come to dominate family life in Britain. What children really want, says the report, is to spend time with family and friends, to […]

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