20 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

The single most powerful thing Catholic parents can do for their children is teach them to pray. Depending on the child, this may be an easy or difficult task. By teaching your children to pray, you give them the opportunity for a close…

Easy Lenten Suppers

From slow-cooked to fast and easy, these simple recipes offer some variety for your meatless meals this Lent.   Black Bean Burritos Simple meal that bursts with flavor 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 bell pepper (red,…

Some Things Moms Can’t Do

I’m used to being the only dad in a crowd of moms wherever I go. As a father who works from home and raises five kids, I’ve gotten used to it. Recently, I was at my daughter’s basketball game with my other four…

Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

As a family, we give up sugary snacks for Lent, but Sundays are meant to be a mini-Easter, so I told the kids we could make a treat. My oldest son Eamon wasted no time in selecting this funny confection he’s had his eye on in a book I…

CRS Rice Bowl

Lent is upon us, believe it or not, and as we think through the prayer and fasting regimens we ought to take on to prepare for Easter, let's not forget about almsgiving -- the neglected sister of the trio of practices the Church recommends…