Posts Tagged ‘children’

What can Catholics mums do if they want their children to remain Catholic? Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Children

When you have children, everyone tells you that your life is going to change. They mean this in both the best and the worst possible ways: There are the predictable losses (lost sleep, lost money, lost time) as well as the wholly unexpected gains of loving a child beyond reason, beyond yourself. What people do Read more

“Have children:” The brief message that went viral on social media Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
have children

If I could only give my friends advice, it would be this: have children. At least one. But if possible, have 2, 3, 4 … Brothers are our bridge with the past and the safe harbor for the future. But have children. Children make us better human beings. What a child does for you no Read more

Happy birthday Papa Francis! Comments 0

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Happy birthday wishes greeted Pope Francis as he celebrated his 81st birthday on Sunday. Children were among his party guests in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. The celebrations included an extra-long pizza, a cake, and a message urging the world — and children in particular — to join in the holiday mood and be joyful. Read more

Mothers need to be there for their babies Comments 1

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

When a New York, Jewish psychoanalyst who is, predictably, a political liberal, has her book shunned by the mainstream media, there has to be something very wrong with it. And you can see what the problem is just by reading the title: Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters. That the author, Read more

Childless couples set to be the norm in New Zealand Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Almost a quarter of a million more couples are projected to be living without children by 2038, Statistics New Zealand says. Couple-without-children families account for more than half the projected growth of all families, increasing from 513,000 in 2013 to 757,000 in 2038 (up 244,000). While this figure includes “empty nesters”, there is also an Read more

Hindu and Catholic children see Jesus, Mary Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Several Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India say Christ and Our Lady appeared to them while they were praying. They also say when they saw Our Lady the smell of jasmine became very strong. Father Merton D’Silva, who is the assistant at the St Ambrose parish church next door to the children’s school, said archdiocesan Read more

Twenty-seven million child refugees without education Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Twenty-seven million child refugees have left school early in 24 countries involved in conflicts. A UNICEF report says migrant children and young people, with low levels of education, “run an ever greater risk of exploitation.” Of the minors who move on the route that connects the Mediterranean with Central Europe, the report found 90% of Read more

Guidelines for priests who father children Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Children fathered by priests must be have their needs “given the first consideration”, say guidelines issued by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in May. No-one knows how many children have priests or religious as parents. Some suggest there could be thousands. The “Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who Father Children While in Ministry” was written Read more

Practical steps to help keep your kid in the Church Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Dear Katrina, After watching our friends’ two grown kids go off to college and stop going to Mass and the disappointment it’s caused their parents, I was wondering if you had some advice for me and my own son, who will be leaving for college in two years. He’s already grown disinterested in coming to Read more

Children with HIV and AIDS need help Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Children with HIV and AIDS need better treatment like easier to swallow drugs say the World Council of Churches and many of Kenya’s faith leaders. They are challenging pharmaceutical companies to step up and help. The situation for very sick children in Kenya is bad, the church and faith leaders say. They estimate 26,000 children Read more