Posts Tagged ‘child’

Loving the difficult child

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Once in a while, one of my kids fall into a funk, a period of negativity and difficult behavior which makes parenting a real challenge. When this happens, not only do I feel sorrow for my child, but I also feel discouraged and inadequate. And yet, I know that this experience is almost a universal Read more

Civil case filed against Irish bishop who fathered child

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A woman has filed civil proceedings against Bishop Eamon Casey, who scandalised Ireland in the 1990s after it was revealed he had fathered a child. The woman, from Limerick, has initiated proceedings against Bishop Casey, who is now 88, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and living in nursing home in County Clare. A summons has been Read more

The dangers of raising a child as transgender

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Over the past year we have all heard enough about Bruce Jenner than we really would have liked.  To be honest I didn’t think anyone in that family could get more publicity than the Kardashians already did and I had had my fill of them (please note the name Kardashian is in autocorrect in Word, Read more

Priest spokesman for World Youth Day admits fathering child

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A Polish priest who was a spokesman for World Youth Day 2016 has left his religious order after admitting he fathered a child. Fr Tomas Kijowski left the Salesians in Poland in June after he admitted he had a girlfriend and he had fathered a child. But Polish media only found out about this recently. Read more

Unaccompanied child immigrants

Friday, July 4th, 2014

On Christmas Eve, 1991, I was preparing to celebrate Mass. I was at Casa Romero, a hospitality center for refugees set up by the Diocese of Brownsville in response to a massive number of Central Americans fleeing violence by heading north to the USA. Because I had some time before we were supposed to start Read more

The play deficit

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

When I was a child in the 1950s, my friends and I had two educations. We had school (which was not the big deal it is today), and we also had what I call a hunter-gather education. We played in mixed-age neighbourhood groups almost every day after school, often until dark. We played all weekend Read more

NZ Churches unite to combat child poverty

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Proposals to reduce New Zealand’s unacceptably high child poverty rates need to be urgently debated and discussed, say the leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Assemblies of God Churches. “The crucial issues that result in child poverty need to be discussed by New Zealand’s political leaders and the wider community as a Read more

Parents defend decision to let child choose its gender

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

A Canadian couple are defending their decision to keep the sex of their child secret and in time let the child choose its gender. “If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” Storm’s father, David Stocker said. The couple, Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, have decided to raise Read more