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Explaining Purgatory to Children

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Explaining Purgatory to Children

By Colleen Pressprich

November is the month that we as Catholics set aside to pray for the dead. More specifically, we are praying for the souls in Purgatory. It’s a word that most, if not all, Catholics are familiar with, but one that some might be hard-pressed to explain, especially to children.

Here’s some information that might help you to teach your children about this very important doctrine:

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

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Celebrate St. Joseph Using the 5 Senses

By Anne Metz

Did you know Pope Francis declared 2021 the “Year of St. Joseph?” Did you also know that St. Joseph’s Feast Day is March 19th? This is the perfect time to learn more about St. Joseph as a family, and we have some fun, creative ways for you to do just that! Learn about St. Joe using the 5 senses! These activities not only help your family learn about the stepfather of Jesus, but also help little ones learn about the 5 senses.

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Celebrating the New Year as a Catholic Family

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Celebrating the New Year as a Catholic Family

By Lindsay Schlegel

Being in the world but not of the world means honoring civil holidays, while keeping our hearts—and our families—centered on Christ. New Year’s Eve may seem like a holiday that doesn’t have much appeal for young families like mine, who have bedtimes well before the ball drops. But really, this day is a great opportunity for fostering family unity.

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