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Mary on the Mantel.

'Mary on the Mantel'? Think 'Elf on the Shelf', but Catholic 

Dec 1, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Elf on the Shelf? How about helping kids live Advent with 'Mary on the Mantle?'  Read more

After parents ask for help, Texas Catholic diocese launches online parenting workshops 

Aug 17, 2020

By Perry West

A Texas diocese has launched a series of parenting workshops to help moms and dads create a better family life... Read more

Safety first: How parents can know who is working with their kids

Dec 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

What are parents to do to ensure that their children are safe outside the home?  Read more

When a baby dies, faith and medicine aim for compassion

Jan 19, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Grieving a miscarriage or stillbirth can be heart-wrenching. As awareness of that difficulty grows, medical professionals and clergy strive to... Read more

Mike and Alicia Hernon. Courtesy photo.

How a 'messy family' can be a holy family

Dec 2, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Mike and Alicia Hernon started their podcast on marriage and family in 2015, they didn’t think anyone would listen,... Read more

Pope Francis baptizes a baby in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 10, 2016.

Pope Francis to parents: teach your children the faith by example

Jan 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday baptized 28 babies during Mass in the Sistine Chapel, reminding parents that by asking for the Sacrament... Read more

Redefining marriage doesn't redefine birth certificates, court says

Dec 13, 2016

Children’s birth certificates must be linked to biological parentage, the Arkansas Supreme Court has said in a ruling that involved... Read more

Pope Francis embraces a baby during the general audience in St. Peter's Square on August 26, 2015.

'Teach your children how to pray!' Pope tells parents

Aug 26, 2015

By Ann Schneible

On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

Pope Francis to parents: Do you believe in the beauty of love?

Jun 14, 2015

By Elise Harris

In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives... Read more

CNA

Bishop co-authors booklet on blessing of unborn children

Jun 7, 2013

A new booklet on the vocation of Christian parenthood and its relationship to the parish and broader society is now... Read more

Professor Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Study finds children of same-sex partners face difficulties as adults

Jun 13, 2012

Children brought up by partners in same-sex relationships are encountering more difficulties in adulthood than their conventionally-raised counterparts, according to... Read more