Tag: parenting

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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Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

Filed in Family by on October 31, 2014 4 Comments
Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve? What is a Christian parent to do…

The one thing about October half term is the ever present Halloween parties that seem to hold children in such great sway. Halloween is fast becoming a nightmare for Christians parents who feel it epitomizes […]

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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

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How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

[Guest post by Rosemary Boyle] I have read various ‘parenting’ books, most of which didn’t really help.  Now that the youngest of my 4 children is 17 and my oldest 26, I have discovered the […]

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

Filed in Arts by on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
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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“My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic”

Filed in Family by on January 16, 2014 1 Comment
“My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic”

More and more marriages these days are between people of different faiths. One of the big discussion points with such couples is how they will raise their children regarding questions of belief. Many say that […]

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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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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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40 Days for Life London: Is it a good thing to pray outside an abortion clinic?

Filed in Culture, Faith, Lifestyle, Society by on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
40 Days for Life London: Is it a good thing to pray outside an abortion clinic?

I was at the 40 Days for Life vigil in central London during Lent. People gather outside the BPAS abortion clinic in Bedford Square, between Tottenham Court Road station and the British Museum. They pray. They witness […]

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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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