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Monday, February 17, 2014

Helping your kids stay in the faith

By Robert Batch

File:Eastman Johnson, Child at Prayer, circa 1873.jpg
Child at Prayer by Eastman Johnson
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

I have been asked to speak in Illinois next month for a 8th grade Confirmation Retreat, and to put together a workshop for parents on how to keep their kids active in the faith.  Now, I am definitely not a parent, but I do have a mom and dad who both raised me Catholic and did a wonderful job at it!  I would definitely say that if it was not for them, I would not be where I am today.

Some of you may be in the same position, and some of you may be thinking what am I missing?  Or what am I doing wrong?  Lets take a look at Matthew, Chapter 13: The Parable of the Sower.

“A sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path and the birds came and devoured them.  Other seeds fell on rocky ground where they had not much soil, and immediately sprang up since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scored; and since they had no root they withered away.  Other seeds fell upon thorns and the thorns grew up and choked them.  Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  He who has ears, let him hear.”

Continue reading at Robert's blog Love is Calling.


  1. Good on you Robert. I also posted some ideas here http://beingcatholic.com.au/catholic-parenting-raising-kids-of-faith/

  2. Thanks for your comment Jonathan! Lets connect. Feel free to check out my website at www.loveiscalling.org for my contact information.


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