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Books for the domestic church

Delving into the Gospels, Hahn shows that family terminology–words like brothersistermotherfather, and home–dominates Jesus’ speech and the writings of His first followers, and that these very words illuminate Christianity’s central ideas. As he explores the fatherhood of God, the marriage of the Church to Christ, and the all-enveloping role of the Holy Spirit, Hahn deepens readers’ understanding of the sacraments, teaches them how to create a family life in the image of the Trinity, and demonstrates the ways in which the analogy of the family applies to every aspect of Catholicism and its practices–from the role of “father” embodied by the ancient patriarchs and contemporary parish priests, to the comfort and guidance offered by the brothers and sisters who comprise the Communion of Saints, to the nurturing embrace of Mary, the mother of all Christians.

A Catholic child’s “pictionary” of 240 inviting illustrations and 420 childlike definitions of all interesting Catholic persons, places, and things from “Abraham” to “Zeal” to which your child must be introduced.

That introduction is better made earlier rather than later, especially with the help of Daddy and Mommy. A great resource for the early education of your Catholic child. Bite-sized definitions and charming pictures satisfy the most challenged attention spans. By ages eight or nine, they’ll be reading it all by themselves.

Originally published in 1956 by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society with Cardinal Spellman’s imprimatur.

The Faith is presented via 66 huge (12in x 8.5in) full-color classic pictures. The text facing the picture explains the Church’s teaching on the matter and then explains the applicable symbolism of the picture. An excellent way to pass the Faith on to your children who will find the pictures very engaging. Children can look at the picture as you point out how the lesson is pictorially presented. Includes an index to the pictures and a topical index.

A generation ago, Christian parents didn’t have to worry about how to explain transgenderism to their nine-year-old, or help their teenager deal with mockery at school for believing in traditional marriage. But today, as our culture’s moral center continues to fly apart and with every form of deviance publicly aired and celebrated, we have no choice but to equip our kids to understand and to own the truth about such issues. In Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues, Leila Miller and Trent Horn give parents (guardians and teachers, too!) crucial tools and techniques to form children with the understanding they need, appropriate to their age and maturity level, to meet the world’s challenges.

Theology of the Body (TOB) Children’s Book. Through the use of beautiful illustrations and simple yet truthful and medically correct language, this book explains the majesty God designed into the full, free, faithful, and fruitful communion of spouses that allows “man” to “image” the Trinity, who creates out of love, in order to share love. Complete with biblical and literary references, and granted both the Nihil Obstat (by Msgr. Brian Bransfield) and the Imprimatur (by Archbishop Charles Chaput), Wonderfully Made! Babies will enrich your child’s understanding of life’s bigger picture while affirming his or her personal worth and place in the world.

This parenting classic on one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time–peers replacing parents in the lives of children–is now more relevant than ever. The latest edition includes new material on how social media and video game culture are affecting our children, and what parents can do.
 
In Hold On to Your Kids, Dr. Neufeld and Dr. Maté explore the phenomenon of peer orientation: the troubling tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction–for a sense of right and wrong, for values, identity and codes of behaviour. But peer orientation undermines family cohesion, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. It provides a powerful explanation for schoolyard bullying and youth violence; it is an escalating trend that has never been adequately described or contested until Hold On to Your Kids. Once understood, it becomes self-evident–as do the solutions.

Without a dedicated, loving mother, children become soulless – incapable of achieving higher-virtue, self-control, or discipline. In fact our modern society has proven this: children cannot learn the Faith from a teacher or a tutor without it first being instilled from the earliest age by their parents and most specifically by their mother. Motherhood is a fundamental element of society capable of transmitting the faith by instilling it in the hearts of children from the earliest age.  One cannot underestimate the damage done to youth by depriving them of the faith-instilling  influence of their catholic mother.

Confusion prevails about the job of bringing up children. Integrity magazine, a post-WWII journal by lay Catholics for living an integral Catholic life, has been sifted for insightful articles on every aspect of raising children:

The role of Catholic fatherhood has been diminished in three ways. First, it has become smaller. Fewer things are defined as a father’s distinctive work. Secondly, fatherhood has been devalued. Third, and most important, fatherhood has been decultured—stripped of any authoritative social content or definition.

The question is, What do fathers do? The tragedy of our society is that it can’t answer the question and neither can most Catholics. 

Welcome to Catholic Sprouts, where we work to teach the truths of the Catholic Faith to children and inspire Catholic Mothers to be all God created them to be! Make sure to subscribe for the DAILY, 5 minute podcast for kids. It will help you stay in tune with the liturgical calendar and plant one little seed of faith each day. Also, weekly we will be sharing videos to support and inspire Catholic Mothers as they do the good work on passing on the faith.

The Domestic Church | Parenting |Sacrament of Reconciliation

the sacrafice of the mass | sacrament of marriages

preparing for death | gRIEVING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

the last four things: death | judgment| hell | heaven

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Christians through the ages have sought to take the example and words of Jesus to heart and to live them in social settings very different from ancient Palestine. Catholic social teaching is an offspring of this effort.


Certain teachings of the Catholic Church are very clear and relatively easy to articulate. We believe in God. We believe in Jesus, truly God and truly a human being. We believe in seven sacraments and the infallibility of the pope. Catholic social teaching, on the other hand, is difficult to summarize so neatly. Catholics of good will disagree about the meaning of Catholic social teaching and especially about how to apply it in a given situation. 

our parish now has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you.

            Our parish will be using the material on FORMED to support our ministries and provide continuing education for staff members and parishioners, as well as outreach for our sick and homebound members. Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish.

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