“Parents want their children to be ‘good people,’ which is inclusive of many elements of a Catholic worldview, but what parents seem to struggle doing is sharing a conviction about the importance of practicing the (Catholic) faith and speaking to a personal relationship with God,” said Susan M. Timoney, associate professor of practice, pastoral studies area, and associate dean for undergraduate studies at The Catholic University of America’s School of Theology and Religious Studies.
Pew: Only 1 in 3 Catholic parents say it’s ‘very important’ children share parents’ religious beliefs
Here is the simplest way to share faith with kids
“It turns out, ordinary conversations matter more than anything else.”
Inside the Capitol: MCC supports bills upholding proper roles of parents, schools
As heated debates occur within school board meetings and state legislative hearings about the respective roles of parents and teachers in public education, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is supporting various legislative efforts to protect parental rights in education.
Inside the Capitol: MCC speaks up for economic, criminal justice
The Minnesota Catholic Conference is proposing to provide direct economic relief to Minnesota’s most important producers: families.
Laura Kelly Fanucci: Teach us to pray — as stressed-out parents
“How can we help our families when we need support for ourselves? … Where do we start when everything feels like it’s unraveling around us?”
Study: Teens’ religious practice less than that of their parents
A Pew Research Center study released in September shows that teens’ religious practice is less than that of their parents.
Pope advises teachers that they need parents’ trust, appreciation
Speaking to hundreds of parents, the pope told them that “teachers are like you — dedicated each day in the educational service of your children.”
Study: Parents just as attached to devices as their kids are
For adults complaining about America’s youth being saturated in media usage, it appears the apple hasn’t fallen far from the iPad.