In the readings for this Sunday, Oct. 1, things escalate quickly in the God-isn’t-fair theme. Last week, we had to be happy for people who get stuff that we don’t, and this week we are told flat out that it’s not God who isn’t fair, but us.
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The LEGO movies have been consistently excellent. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is no exception. Continuing with their father relationship themes, this movie has great talking points and family dynamic issues on which to reflect.
The readings for this Sunday, Sept. 17, make God’s expectations of forgiveness crystal clear. The expectation is that, since God forgives us, we have to find a way to forgive one another.
In the wake of 9/11, everyone said, “Never forget.” It’s important to teach our kids about the events of Sept. 11 and its aftermath … and for Catholics, that involves a larger lesson: teaching them how to respond to a crisis as Jesus calls us to.
The readings for this Sunday, September 10, remind us of the importance of giving people the opportunity to make good decisions, and to make up for them when they don’t. We’re the custodians of our relationships, and if we don’t care for them properly, the responsibility falls on us. To live the law of love, means living in accountability.
The readings for this Sunday, September 3, are a complete turnaround for Peter from last week. You’ve got to feel for the guy—has anyone ever called you Satan?
Ah, Labor Day: the last hurrah of summer—a time for barbecues and one last family trip. But this Labor Day, honor the true spirit of the holiday by telling your kids about the Church’s rich teaching about the dignity of work. Here’s a backgrounder, and nine things to do with your kids.
The readings for this weekend have a common theme: God’s authority shared with human beings. The authority we’re given is a gift, and one that stays with us only if we’re willing to use it properly.
Today’s readings are about valuing our relationship with God properly. God offers us many gifts, and when we respond with appreciation of them, they become like treasure to us.
God is merciful, lenient and desirous of our being reconciled to him. Because of this, God gives us every opportunity to do what’s right, to live the justice that God models for us, and even fills in for us when we don’t know how to talk to him.