The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal: What Parents Can Do, and How to Talk with Kids

The latest flare-up of the clerical sex abuse scandal has left many Catholic parents wondering what they can do—and how to talk to kids. Here are some practical suggestions for taking action, and links to helpful resources. by Jerry Windley-Daoust … Read More

A Good Death: A Catholic Response to the Rise of Physician-Assisted Suicide

  Physician-assisted suicide is legal in seven U.S. states and all of Canada, with proponents actively pushing legislation in numerous other states. What can Catholic families do? Reclaiming the practice of dying well is a good start.   Physician-assisted suicide … Read More

The Best Response to Bullying? Compassionate Discipline

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  Traditional ways of addressing bullying don’t work, says anti-bullying expert and bestselling author Jodee Blanco. What really works? Compassionate discipline. Here’s why. Editor’s Note: Jodee Blanco, author of Please Stop Laughing at Me, is a guest writer for Peanut Butter … 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

Triage for the Bullied Child: Awareness and Identification

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Reading Time: 5 minutes

  As a child, Jodee Blanco was a victim of bullying. As a best-selling author, author of the National Catholic Educational Association’s Anti-Bullying Survivor Series and expert on bullying, Blanco empowers families to identify, cope with and prevent bullying. Editor’s … Read More

6 Ways to Share the Journey of Migrants & Refugees with your Family

  In collaboration with Respect Life Month and in coordination with Pope Francis’ global kick off of the Share the Journey campaign, here are six ways families can support migrants and refugees during the Week of Prayer and Action.   … Read More

Pray for the Care of Creation with Your Kids

  It’s like Earth Day, but with a Catholic twist. This September 1, mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation with your kids. Here’s how.   Okay, it’s not as snappy as “Earth Day,” but hey, … Read More

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