Category Archives: Parenting

A Good Sex Talk for Parents

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By Joanne Koh   Renowned Catholic author and chastity speaker Jason Evert spoke to more than 1,400 parents in two sessions at The Church of Divine Mercy in Pasir Ris, on Jan 14. During the sessions, he explained that many young people have misunderstandings about intimacy and sexuality as they do not think much about the purpose and the meaning

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10 Ways to help your Children live out the Virtue of Chastity

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Renowned author and speaker Jason Evert presented a series of talks to parents, young adults and youth on 14 January, enlightening audiences with his down-to-earth and practical perspectives on love, relationships, marriage and sex, seen through the Catholic faith. At his morning sessions for parents, Jason presented 10 tips that parents can use to help their children live the virtue of

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Fatherhood

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By Corrinne May   I love seeing fathers play with their children, or carrying their child in a baby carrier. There is just something heartwarming about the romancing of the child by the father. After all, the child has a natural biological attachment to the mother, having to be fed on her breast milk and to be nurtured close to

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Pope John Paul II on the family’s role in catechesis

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The following is from Pope John Paul II’s 1979 Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae. 68. The family’s catechetical activity has a special character, which is in a sense irreplaceable. This special character has been rightly stressed by the Church, particularly by the Second Vatican Council (118). Education in the faith by parents, which should begin from the children’s tenderest age (119),

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The family saves us from fragmentation and uniformity

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Here is the translation of the address of Pope Francis at the meeting with families at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Santiago, Cuba, on Tuesday, 22 September 2015:   We are here as a family! And whenever we come together as a family, we feel at home. Thank you, Cuban families. Thank you, Cubans, for making

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Parents must fight “ideological colonisations that poison the soul and the family”

Young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during audience for families participating in pastoral conference of Diocese of Rome.

Here is the translation of the address of Pope Francis at the opening of the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square:   Good evening! The forecasts yesterday, in the late evening, said rain for today, for this afternoon and this evening! Yes, it’s true, there is a rain of families in Saint Peter’s Square.

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Statement by Archdiocese of Singapore on #CharlieCharlieChallenge

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“From time immemorial, people have always had an interest in or fascination for the spiritual realm, whether it be deities or demons. Human beings have a natural curiosity to know the future, to acquire special powers and knowledge, and many would take much risks in pursuit of this. However, invoking the power of demons and evil spirits to satisfy our

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Pope Francis: Parents must be responsible for the education of their children

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Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address during his weekly General Audience on 20 May in St Peter’s Square:   Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today, dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to welcome you because I have seen so many families among you. Good morning to all the families! We continue to reflect on the family.

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