Lead Them Not Into Temptation: Preventing Lying in Little Ones

A new study shows that lying is quite common by 2 years old that by 3 most children are masters of deception.Understandably, this might be a cause for serious concern among most Catholic parents.  We know the value of honesty and trust, and we want to raise our kids to be honest and trustworthy.   That said, it's important that we remember that lying at this age isn't the same thing as lying at age 6 or 7 and, if you handle "lying" at this stage appropriately, you might just be able to pre … [Read more...]

By What Authority? A Secular Case for Knowing What the Church Says is True.

As Catholics, we believe that Jesus intended to create a church that would be his presence on earth, serve as a physical sign of his continued connection to the world and to preach, teach, forgive sin and heal in his name.  As such, we believe that the Holy Spirit guides the Church and allows the Church to teach what is true.  We believe this to such a degree that we acknowledge that we can know that some teachings of the Church are absolutely true, in fact, infallibly true. But these are al … [Read more...]