Teaching the Ten Commandments

Teaching the Ten Commandments

I realized the other day that I’ve never sat down with my children and taught them about the Ten Commandments.   Oh, we’ve talked about the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We’ve made family rules – no hitting, no name calling,...

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Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

On September 14, we will be celebrating the Elevation of the Cross, and by celebrating I mean fasting. For this is one of two feast days which we actually commemorate with fasting. Just what are we commemorating with this feast? In 326 AD, St. Helen, the mother of Constantine, made...

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Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl180826.mp3 Listen Now as we continue to look at addiction and recovery this week by hearing from a recovered gambling addict about his personal struggle and triumph. Join us for this honest look at what things were like, what changed and how his journey of recovery has transformed not only...

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Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration is a mighty big word for little minds to grasp. Add to that the fact that this feast is tucked away in the Dormition Fast, and it is easy for kids to pass over it without appreciating or even understanding it. Here are a few ideas to make this...

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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

In two short weeks, we will be celebrating Pentecost. This is one of my parish’s patronal feast days, so it’s a pretty big deal for us, and I love celebrating it. One of my biggest pet peeves of Pentecost, though, is the misunderstanding of “speaking in tongues” that is promulgated...

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Talking to Your Kids About Sex

Talking to Your Kids About Sex

This week on CRTL we get an update from Anne Van Fossen of the Classical Learning Resource Center, which offers a range of online courses. To learn more about their upcoming courses, visit www.clrchomeschool.com. Plus, we’ll continue our monthly conversation about sex and faith with Dr. Philip Mamalakis of Holy...

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New Beginnings – The Prodigal Son

New Beginnings – The Prodigal Son

Jennifer Hock, the organizer of OCN’s upcoming webinar “Enriching our Church School Classrooms” tells us about the many speakers lined up for that March 9th event. We’ll also take a first look at our monthly theme of “New Beginnings” through the lens of this Sunday’s Gospel: The Prodigal Son. Fr....

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