How Do I Talk to My Kids About Why We Make the Sign of the Cross?

Earlier this year I teamed up with Peanut Butter & Grace to launch a new series for Catholic parents, “Brick by Brick with Fr. Brooke.”

In the series I attempt to help parents teach the Catholic faith to their children.

In the fourth episode I wrestle with the following question:

How Do I Talk to My Kids About Why We Make the Sign of the Cross?

Here’s the video answer:

Here’s an accompanying article I wrote as well.

It’s still a new project, so it will take time to grow and develop. If you found this answer useful, please consider sharing the video.

In case you missed one, check out this page to see all of the episodes together.

How Do I Talk to My Kids About the Church and Politics?

Recently I teamed up with Peanut Butter & Grace to launch a new series for Catholic parents, “Brick by Brick with Fr. Brooke.”

In the series I attempt to help parents teach the Catholic faith to their children.

In the third episode last month I wrestled with the following question:

How Do I Talk to My Kids About the Church and Politics?

Here’s the video answer:

Here’s an accompanying article I wrote as well.

It’s still a new project, so it will take time to grow and develop. If you found this answer useful, please consider sharing the video. It’s also on Facebook, FYI.

CNS Examination of Conscience for Graduates

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Earlier this spring I wrote another column for Catholic News Service. This time it wasn’t so much of a column or reflection, but rather a guide for prayer and reflection. It is meant to specifically guide recent graduates (from high school or college) through there experiences of transition and to understand the role their faith life and God play during those moments.

Check it out here via the Diocese of Wilmington’s newspaper, The Dialog.

Examination of conscience for graduates

How Do I Explain to My Kids Why We Have to Go to Mass Every Sunday? 

Last month I teamed up with Peanut Butter & Grace to launch a new series for Catholic parents, “Brick by Brick with Fr. Brooke.”

In the series I attempt to help parents teach the Catholic faith to their children.

In the second episode I wrestle with the following question:

How Do I Explain to My Kids Why We Have to Go to Mass Every Sunday? 

Here’s the video answer:

Here’s an accompanying article I wrote as well.

It’s still a new project, so it will take time to grow and develop. If you found this answer useful, please consider sharing the video. It’s also on Facebook, FYI.

How Can I Teach Kids God Is Not a Genie?

Recently a former colleague from Catholic News Service reached out to me about collaborating with Peanut Butter & Grace, a Catholic media company which produces content for families.

Thus the new series, “Brick by Brick with Fr. Brooke” was launched. In the series I’ll attempt to help parents teach the Catholic faith to their children.

In this first episode I wrestled with the following question:

How Can I Teach Kids God Is Not a Genie?

Here’s the video answer:

Here’s an accompanying article I wrote as well.

It’s a new project, so it will take time to grow and develop. If you found this answer useful, please consider sharing the video. It’s also on Facebook, FYI.

 

CNS column on humility

During Lent I wrote a column for CNS on the virtue of humility within the context of Lent. Specifically I tied those two themes to the modern usage of social media. My goal was to look at how social media affects our understanding of humility. Lastly, I provided some tips for how to overcome some of those related struggles.

Here’s a link to the column, published by the Boston Pilot.

CNS Column on Vocations

This Web site was initially launched in the summer of 2008, when I was an intern at Catholic News Service. I created the site to post the articles I was writing for Catholic News Service as they were published in various Catholic news sources around the world.

Several years later, I’m grateful that the good folks at CNS have asked me to begin writing for them again. I’ve started to write columns on occasion for them.

My first contribution was written back in November on vocations. (I apologize for not posting this sooner.)

I recently wrote another column on confession. I can’t link to it until I find it published in digital form of one of the many diocesan newspapers around the country. When that happens, I’ll add a link here.