A Family-Friendly Guide to Sex Education

Written By:  Leila Marie Lawler

“How do I answer my children’s questions about what they hear on the news?” “How do I parent in a post-Obergefell world?” “My childhood was far from innocent. How do I raise my children?”

Parents want answers: I’m writing here to propose a few thoughts on human nature and to suggest some reading that puts parents in touch with the mind of the Church on the subject of sex education.…



You are never going to believe this. Guess what COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE posted on Snapchat! A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY REFERENCE.

Get this. Cosmo’s Snapchat Story featured an article titled, “I’m waiting until marriage – This is what my dating life is like”

Way to go, “Sara*, 22”!…

Science, Faith…and Love

Steve, a scientist, attended a class I taught for parents of students in our Religious Education program. One day I opened up the class by asking if any of them had a question or comment they cared to share.

Steve soon let it be known that he was struggling with his faith and said, “As a scientist I collect data, then observe and measure it.” After he and I spent some time discussing what science can and cannot do, we agreed on a number of points.…

Living the Year of Mercy at Home- The Corporal Works of Mommy and Daddy!

(Article originally posted at Dr. Greg’s patheos.com blog…)

Pope Francis has declared this to be a Year of Mercy but…so what?  What does it mean to be merciful?  And what difference does this year make to families?

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy illustrate that mercy meanstreating others in a way that allows them to see their worth in God’s eyes.

Be the Master of Your Own Mystery


(Originally Posted on chastityproject.com)

Regarding the use of birth control, Fulton J. Sheen says this: So-called birth control, which assists in neither birth nor control, is based on the philosophy that love is without obligations.”

Fulton is on to something—birth control, when used for contraceptive methods, doesn’t help us to control anything—rather, it allows us to give and take without consequences.…