Share Your Day’s Highs and Lows as a Family

  “Highs and Lows” is a simple way to check in with family members about their day, and bring the day to God.   This article is adapted from the book 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids.   Here’s a … Read More

A Presentation on the Treasures of the Catholic Church

  How do you teach kids about the beauty of the Catholic Church? Here’s a simple (but effective) lesson plan.   This presentation is the companion piece to Becky Arganbright’s article, A Lesson in Teaching Kids the Unique Treasures of the … Read More

A Week of Resurrection Stories for Your Kids

  Every day during the Octave of Easter, we hear a different Resurrection story. Share these stories with your kids to learn not only about the Resurrection, but its implications for all of us.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   During … Read More

Table Catechesis: Feeding Your Kids, Body and Soul

  It’s important to take time explain the faith to your kids…but how do you find the time? Take a cue from Jesus himself, and try a little “table catechesis.”   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   Here at Peanut Butter & … Read More

15 Things You Didn’t Know about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day

  We all know that St. Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity, but (setting aside the snakes and shamrocks) most of us don’t know much more about this fascinating saint’s actual life. That’s too bad, because Patrick has much to teach us, even today. Here are … Read More

Keeping Kids Connected to the Church: A Few Proposals

  We have a good idea of what factors cause young people to leave the Catholic Church, but what factors contribute to them staying? Here are seven suggestions parents and Church youth workers might consider.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   … Read More

Why Young People Leave the Church

Young people are “losing their religion” in record numbers, particularly within the Catholic church. A new study turned to some of these young former Catholics to ask why they left. Here’s what they found.   The first of two articles. … Read More

The ABCs of Teaching Your Kids to Read the Bible

Do your kids know their Bible? Knowing the Bible is essential to knowing Christ, the Church says. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a Bible expert to teach your kids to read the Bible, says The Catholic Children’s Bible editor Brian Singer-Towns. … Read More

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