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  • Should You Choose Your Child's College?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. Our son has been accepted to several good colleges, including two excellent Catholic universities that are known for their adherence to Catholic teaching. He also got accepted into three other schools—one big state school and two small liberal … read more

  • What Is So Bad About Wanting to Be Rich?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. Whenever we ask our 13-year-old son what he wants to be when he grows up, he says, “All I want to be is rich.” He talks incessantly about the things he hopes to have in the future, including expensive sports cars, the latest technology… read more

  • Can Media Rules Be Too Strict?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. We have made the conscious decision to limit our family’s exposure to media. Our teens (16, 14, 13) do not have cell phones, their access to a computer in our home is limited to school-related purposes, and our television is locked with parental … read more

  • What the Love Songs Say

    by Tom Hoopes

    In its teaching on marriage, the Church is the last guardian of true romance. We know that is true not just because the Catechism says so—but because our popular songs agree.   “Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone… read more

  • My Thanksgiving Ice Bucket Challenge

    by Tom Hoopes

    Every time I saw an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video on Facebook, I thought of my mom, smiling, on Thanksgiving Day 2006.   Maria Segura Hoopes would have loved seeing the misery of ALS wedded with the goofiness of all those videos—because… read more

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    by Melinda Selmys

    Everyone knows that one of the leading causes of conflict in marriage is money. In some cases, the conflict is over legitimate expenditures like healthcare or education. But in many cases spouses fight over things that don’t really matter. “Do we… read more

  • Marriage Mentoring

    by Sue Haggerty

    Years ago at one of my bridal showers, friends and family wrote down marital advice that they thought was the most important for a successful marriage. As I read through them, they seemed so obvious. &ldquo… read more

  • What Is Your Love Language?

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    How do you communicate your love for others? How do others communicate their love for you? We give our love to family, friends, and those in need, but many times they can fail to feel our love because we don’t effectively communicate. Why? The … read more

  • 2014 Catholic Digest College Guide

    by Matt Archbold

    There’s no easy formula for choosing the perfect college for you or your child. But if you’re looking for a college or university which will bolster and support students’ faith rather than tear it down, Catholic Digest offers this annual… read more

  • Advice from Grandparents is Unwelcome & Ignored

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. I’m writing because I’m concerned about my 12-year-old granddaughter’s attitude and behavior. My daughter—her mother—is a single parent. The father is mostly absent and generally unreliable. Ever since my granddaughter… read more