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  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Christmas comes as a child   Children are so wonderfully creative! When we announced a kids’ art contest for the cover of our December issue, we expected to receive some entries, but we did not expect to be inundated with entries on a daily basis… read more

  • How to Get Teens to Stop Texting, Start Talking

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. For years, my husband and I looked forward to having grandchildren, and when our grandkids were little, it was a truly wonderful time. We used to have them at our house and would spend time together baking cookies, reading to them, taking them to … read more

  • Saintly Marriages: The Good, The Bad & the Holy

    by Karee Santos

    The saints are our cheering section in heaven, rooting for us to finish the race and win the victor’s crown. They can show us how to be better people, better Catholics, and better husbands and wives. Although many saints come from the ranks of … read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Between Friends November preparations and prayer   Wait, didn’t we just pack away the swimsuits and beach towels? How can it be time already for the Catholic Digest Christmas gift guide?   Here at Catholic Digest, we like to think ahead… read more

  • Why Do I Have to go to Church?

    by Nancy Flanders

    My husband and I have three daughters who at young ages already express some big opinions about life, including a four-year-old who complains about going to church. She knows what she wants, what she doesn’t want, and isn’t afraid to say … read more

  • Free Tablet Not A Welcome Gift

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q.  At the start of the year, our children’s school handed out iPads to every fifth grade student. Consequently, though we had successfully implemented a strict family policy about when and how our daughter was able to interact with the virtual world… read more

  • Editor's Note

    by Danielle Bean

    Between friends Our daily call to prayer and work   An alarm on my phone rings at 7:00 pm each evening. The words “Family Prayer” pop up on the screen—a friendly reminder that praying together is a daily goal of mine. We don… read more

  • What I Wanted to Say

    by Marianne Antczak

    What I wanted to say What I wanted to say (with gentleness): Dad, you’re worrying me. Your breathing doesn’t sound right. It sounds labored and difficult. It scares me. We need to call the doctor and get some help. What I said (out… read more

  • Blessings & Struggles of Being a Caregiver

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    It was a Sunday afternoon when my eldest daughter, Ella, came upstairs to tell me in a worried voice, “Grandpa says he’s going to town. I told him that it was too dangerous, but he won’t listen to me.”   I went downstairs… read more

  • Caring for Aging Parents

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My dad is in his late 80s and has been in steady decline since my mom passed away a few years ago. My sisters and I all moved away from our hometown and our only brother, who lives just down the street from our father, is his primary caregiver. … read more

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