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A Catholic Parent’s Back to School Guide for Sexual Education in the Home

There are not as many parents jumping for joy this year as they get their children ready for going back to school. The new Ontario Sex Ed Program has done a lot to put a damper on things for Canadian parents. Some will decide to put their children in private schools where they can be assured of the teachings their children will receive, some will home school, some will decide to have their children removed from the sexual education part ... (Continue reading)

Jean Vanier and the Way of the Heart


In Toronto, the disparity between rich and poor is graphically evident. There are the haves and the have-nots. Those who ride in limousines, dine at the best restaurants, and attend all the trendiest events. Then there are those who take care of them: the house cleaners, the taxi drivers, the mail carriers. Each set has their own role, and the two never meet as friends. Perhaps they simply do not have much in common. But in a world where people put up barriers—some social, ... (Continue reading)

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A large family is God’s blessing


By today's standards, a family with three children is considered to be a large family. A century ago, my great grandmother had 24 children: 16 survived into adulthood. Today we are afraid of having children; society tells us it is too expensive and not possible. My husband and I have raised seven children. It says in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2373): "Sacred Scripture and the Church's traditional practice see in large families a sign of God's blessing and ... (Continue reading)

Cardinal Burke, Msgr. Foy, Fr. Hardon: Protecting the Catholic family


Parents are understandably upset about Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum that is being forced upon our children despite opposition from thousands of concerned citizens. Many of us feel that it is increasingly difficult to protect our children from the immorality prevalent in society. To make things worse, according to LifeSiteNews, the general secretary of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO), Roger Lawler, "is a partisan Liberal who has been tweeting his support for the Wynne government’s controversial sex-ed program." ... (Continue reading)

The power of Sunday family dinner


The advantages of gathering together to share a family meal are well documented. Many experts in various fields of expertise tell us that the family meal helps our kids stay off drugs, do better in school, learn to socialize, bond with family members, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Family mealtime is important. In the Gospels, we see that Jesus spends much of his time eating with others: the wedding feast at Cana, feeding the five thousand, dinner with Mary, Martha and ... (Continue reading)

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