The Holy Souls in Purgatory • Monthly Devotion for November

In popular practice, November traditionally has been devoted to the holy souls in purgatory. Here are someways to practice that devotion with your family this month. by Brian Smith Back in the Middle Ages, many Catholics began observing special devotions … Read More

All Souls’ Day of the Dead Brownies • Cooking with Catholic Kids

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  Talk to your children about tradition, family stories and purgatory while making these delicious All Souls’ Day of the Dead Brownies.   by Ryan Langr   When I was younger, before my Catholicism was really important to me, I … 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

Kids and Catholic Funerals: Why They Should Go, and How to Prepare

  Many parents are afraid to take younger kids to funerals but, with some exceptions, they shouldn’t be. Here’s why, and some tips for preparing your kids.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   The nice neighbor across the street—the one who … Read More

Pray for the Dead with Your Kids

  We Catholics believe that the communion established between us in God’s love is not broken by death. One of the best ways to teach your kids about this reality is to pray for the dead; here’s how.   This article … Read More