New Study Quantifies Spiritual Health Crisis in Catholic Families

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My latest article for OSV's Daily Take If your child came home from school with a test grade of 22 percent would you be concerned? How about 17 percent or 13 percent? Sadly, new research by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown found that similar numbers reflect the spiritual health "grades" of Catholic families. The first-of-its-kind study was sponsored by Holy Cross Family Ministries, an organization promoting family prayer and family well-being around the … [Read more...]

“God is in the Pots and Pans”– Finding God in the Domestic Church

Catholics refer to the family as the "Domestic Church" but it would be easy to experience this as a spiritually antiseptic phrase requiring families to be perfectly peaceful, perfectly quiet (and to borrow a phrase from Mary Poppins) practically perfect in every way.It can be hard to relate to that image of the family.  It seems too remote.  Too impossible.  Too lofty,  but it doesn't have to be.   I think the problem is that most of us think of church in too idealized a way which makes the n … [Read more...]


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