Teaching Our Faith

Teaching Our Faith — A home for the wounded heart

This month’s teaching editorials will explore vital aspects of the richness of marriage and family life in preparation for the October 2015 Synod: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family for the Church and Contemporary Society.” Many of us in the baby boomer generation remember the popular television show M*A*S*H. Those who are younger likely […]

Teaching Our Faith — Christian family: a school of love

This month’s teaching editorials will explore vital aspects of the richness of marriage and family life in preparation for the October 2015 Synod: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family for the Church and Contemporary Society.” This is the time of year when high school seniors and their families are anxiously watching the mail to […]

Teaching Our Faith — Marriage and childbearing

This month’s teaching editorials will explore vital aspects of the richness of marriage and family life in preparation for the October 2015 Synod: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family for the Church and Contemporary Society.” When I was 5 years old, my parents discovered I had two half-formed vertebrae. Trusting their guidance, I submitted […]

Teaching Our Faith — Reclaiming sexuality

This month’s teaching editorials will explore vital aspects of the richness of marriage and family life in preparation for the October 2015 synod: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family for the Church and Contemporary Society.” Two of the hardest topics to discuss today are religion and sexuality, and Catholic sexuality is a topic that […]

Teaching Our Faith — Christ looks on family with love

Teaching Our Faith — Christ looks on family with love

This month’s teaching editorials will explore vital aspects of the richness of marriage and family life in preparation for the October 2015 Synod: “The Vocation and Mission of the Family for the Church and Contemporary Society.” Psychologists tell us that we discover ourselves in the family. Growing up, I did not think I came from […]

Teaching Our Faith — Recognizing life as a gift

Teaching Our Faith — Recognizing life as a gift

This is the last in a series of editorials designed to correspond with the Why Catholic? process, now taking place in our parishes, about Catholic moral and social teaching. Marina, a young adult from the Midwest, traveled more than 500 miles to Kentucky for a retreat experience. At the retreat, she shared with us that […]

Teaching Our Faith — Hidden treasure

This is the fourth in a series of editorials, designed to correspond with the Why Catholic? process, now taking place in our parishes, about Catholic moral and social teaching. One of the greatest hidden treasures of the Catholic faith is Catholic social teaching. As a leader in Catholic education, my quest is to place this […]