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One year – One Child – and God will show the way

. “Take one year at a time, one child at a time, and God will show the way” has been the words that I’ve been using for almost the last 8 years I have been home schooling my children. When God hit me with the choice to home educate our…

How to keep your kids Catholic

Being Catholic, I mean REALLY catholic in today’s world isn’t easy. And raising Catholic children, or at least trying to, is a whole other level. As parents to 9 young children in just about every age bracket, we have learnt a thing or two about creative ways to help keep…

Moving my Teenage Son to Adulthood

I wrote a letter to my son recently, while he was away on a scouting adventure camp. During very first big trip (3 weeks) away, he had some exhilarating experiences and had grown up a lot. At one point towards the end of the camp, he called and expressed to…

Catholic Families Podcast #5 – Life begins at 40!

In this episode, Jeremy and Michelle discuss turning 40, Fasting on Fridays, the iPadre podcast about the mass, Formation, St Mary of the Cross McKillop, Men Alive, the upcoming CDMC in Sydney and heaps more http://catholicfamilies.podbean.com/mf/web/qu7yaj/podcast6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Episode# 4 – Confirmation

On the way to our third Child – Alexander’s confirmation mass, we took the opportunity to explore what it means for a confirmation candidate, and for his parents, to be confirmed. Take a listen to a short overview on the way to the church!! http://catholicfamilies.podbean.com/mf/web/p6f37s/podcast5-AlexandersConfirmation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

Strong men

This week the world lost another. One of the few remaining. It was to bound to happen, but not like this, not in this way. There are so few strong, humble ones remaining. It’s like the beginning of the end. This week, we attended the funeral of one of the…

The Family Equality

As parents, it can sometimes feel like we haven’t got all the answers, and that we don’t have it all together. I know that 99% of the time I feel this way. Take what happened this evening. Mary Poppins was on television. I guess it started around 8 or 8.30….

Episode #3-At Last!!

After a whole series of roadblocks, obstacles and distractions, we’re back!! Join us on the closing stages of our Easter Family holiday on the Great Ocean Road.In this episode, we cover Easter, new additions to our family, the blessing of large family, moving house and much more! http://catholicfamilies.podbean.com/mf/web/ymi5r6/podcast4-fromthegreatoceanroad.mp3Podcast: Play in…

The Experience of Retreat

Right now, I am sitting in my room, looking out over the roof of a 1900’s monastery, and slightly more modern chapel, to the distant tree lined river and low hills of the Yarra Valley. Tarrawarra Abbey is a very serene and hidden away monastery of Cistercian monks, and is…

To be a father is to be a visionary

This is for fathers at all stages.   While it might appear to be directed at new or first time fathers, the principles can be applied and reworked at any stage. In fact, the starting point for this was fathers who are in the thick of it, and realise they…