Tagged: Parenting

Monkey Business and Great News

Many call upon St. Benedict and wear his medal as protection against the devil, and rightly so, but did you know that another monastic father claims a similar power?  On Friday 4th was celebrated...

Risk

Little strikes fear into the heart of a mother more than watching her young child perch precariously at the edge of a railing or dangling from the highest branch of a tall tree… and...

A Child’s Conscience

Today is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, patron of charitable societies. St. Vincent is a tremendous example of true Charity and fraternal love. Even the great St. Francis de Sales said...

A Queen of Men

Book VII Ethandune: The Last Charge from G.K. Chesterton’s “The Ballad of the White Horse” puts before our eyes the vision King Alfred has of Our Lady standing over the battlefield just when he...

Eternity

“When man is doing the three or four things that he was sent on this earth to do, then he speaks like one who shall live for ever. …There are in life certain immortal...

Angels and Mothers

Today is the eve of the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven, and Catholic Harbor of Faith and Morals offers an excellent sermon by Father Prosper Gueranger, Proper of the Time and the Vigil...

The Sisters

Dena Hunt from The Ink Desk Blog in Faith and Fireflies meditates on a childhood memory and draws deep parallels about which many today would do well to stop and think.  “We’d hear that...

Where Have the Children Gone?

The Thinking Housewife draws upon the words of great American essayist Agnes Repplier in the post Arrested Childhood, which calls into question the wholesomeness and wisdom of showering children with gadgets and smothering them...

Proper Training Leads to Admiration

The responsibility of Catholic parents cannot be overstated. All too often, we allow things to become unnecessarily obscured by the minutiae of daily life; things which, when isolated, are actually quite simple and clear....

Magnanimity

Lent is the perfect time to root out our hidden vices. Do You Have the Vice of Ambition? from Those Catholic Men discusses the excess of magnanimity as expounded by St. Thomas Aquinas. “…an...