By Mr. Bob Sullivan, Those Catholic Men - In order to help our non-Catholic family, friends, and acquaintances feel more welcome and comfortable in our churches, here are a few “need to know” tips you can share with them as you drive to the church. First of all, the most likely occasions for non-Catholics to be in our churches are for sacraments and funerals. But with each of these, we still celebrate the Mass....
By Fr. Michael Rennier, Aleteia - Studies show that fathers are enormously influential in the care and formation of their children. The role of a father is demanding, so whenever you dads feel unappreciated or at a loss for how to do what’s best for the kids, remember that you are not alone. Plenty of men have found that the sacrificial nature of fatherhood is exactly what they needed to help form them into saints. These men are great examples, and they will pray for you.
By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - Holy Communion is not just a member privilege the Catholic Church offers to Catholics. It is an expression of the pre-existing reality that the communicant believes the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus. In this video, Fr. Mike thoroughly and passionately explains why the Church teaches that non-Catholics cannot receive Communion.
By Michael Davis, Catholic Herald - Yet the statistics suggest that faith-based homeschooling has a crucial role in producing vocations. Data from a 2017 survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (Cara) at Georgetown University shows that nearly one in 10 young men in formation for the priesthood in the US were homeschooled. That’s a staggering number, considering there is only one homeschooler for every 20 students in Catholic schools.