Walking on Water
Hey, it beats walking the plank! Find your feet and your courage to answer Jesus as he calls out his invitation to swing your legs over the side, stand up, and take a walk with him on the waters of faith.

 
Saints Alive!
Posted on September 20, 2013 08:16 Article Rating
With so many saints' and blesseds' feast days this month, it is a rich time for remembering holiness!
Living Memory
Posted on September 10, 2013 15:11 Article Rating
Efforts to preserve the memory of the September 11th attacks have made me think about how we receive—and hand on—our faith.
Seasons of Change
Posted on August 21, 2013 11:57 Article Rating
God is with you, all the time, even when the times are a'changing.
Retreat
Posted on July 09, 2013 08:28 Article Rating
Take some time away from the world and give it to God.
Pope-ularity for the Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul
Posted on July 01, 2013 14:55 Article Rating

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29) can inspire us to learn more about Pope Francis, our popes throughout history, and all things papal.  Video, info, and a "Pope" Quiz too!

Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration THIS SUNDAY!!
Posted on May 31, 2013 13:28 Article Rating
Pope Francis has called for Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. Rome time (11 a.m. EST). O come, let us adore!
Remembering
Posted on May 23, 2013 08:37 Article Rating
As we head in to Memorial Day, it is a good time to reflect on how remembrance is integral to our lives as Catholics.
Lord, Send out Your Spirit…
Posted on May 16, 2013 08:28 Article Rating
This weekend we have a lot to celebrate: Mary, Queen of the Apostles and Pentecost! See how these two feasts honor the Holy Spirit, who inspires us to live out the great commission.
Spiritual Bouquets for Mothers
Posted on May 09, 2013 11:19 Article Rating
This Mother's Day, give the best present of all: a bouquet of prayers.
All About Novenas and Nine Reasons to Pray Them
Posted on May 07, 2013 09:26 Article Rating
The Feast of the Ascension is this Thursday, beginning the last nine days of Easter. It's the perfect time to learn about novenas!
Supporting Vocations
Posted on April 25, 2013 14:46 Article Rating
This Sunday we commemorated the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Here, I reveal how the love and support of family and friends helped lead me to the religious life.
REAL Presence
Posted on April 24, 2013 15:36 Article Rating
What does real presence look like? The Eucharist can teach us and the kids in our lives.
Earth Day
Posted on April 19, 2013 08:07 Article Rating
Monday, April 22 is Earth Day. Here are ways we can live out our calling to be good stewards of God's creation.
We Need Easter
Posted on April 17, 2013 08:40 Article Rating
Let us pray that the joy of the Resurrection gives light to those facing the darkness of tragedy. 
What is Love? Responsibility
Posted on April 09, 2013 10:09 Article Rating
Pauline “Adult” has released a new translation of Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla (Bl. Pope John Paul II). Our kids can also learn the relationship between these two virtues.
Looking to the Cross
Posted on March 26, 2013 14:49 Article Rating
Holy Week is a time to hold the death of Our Lord, deep in our hearts. Here are things to keep in mind as we help our children encounter Jesus's crucifixion.
Half-Time
Posted on March 06, 2013 08:22 Article Rating
As we enter the "second half" of Lent, here's a reminder to keep our eyes on the true goal: belief and witness in the Gospel.
A Lenten Lexicon
Posted on February 20, 2013 10:28 Article Rating
Lent has its own compendium of spiritual practices, many of which are unfamiliar to children. Here's a Lenten Lexicon to explain the most common ones. After all, if you don't know what you're going to, it's unlikely you will go!
Living Lent: The Liturgy
Posted on February 13, 2013 13:50 Article Rating
What happens in the Liturgy during Lent can be confusing, especially if it's only your fourth or fifth time through the season!
The Pope's Resignation: Talking and Praying with Your Kids
Posted on February 12, 2013 10:44 Article Rating
By now you have heard the news that our dear Holy Father will resign the papacy and transfer our care to that of a new shepherd, to be elected in the next couple months. Your children have questions; you have questions. Here are a couple ways to communicate with your kids about the situation and pray together as we experience this almost unprecedented transition.
Raising the Standard
Posted on January 29, 2013 11:26 Article Rating
This is the most important standard to raise...
A Week of Civic and Human Virtues
Posted on January 21, 2013 08:33 Article Rating
This week, Americans will observe three days that call us to recognize our civic and human duties toward one another.
Back to Ordinary
Posted on January 15, 2013 11:18 Article Rating
We're back to Ordinary Time - a brief few weeks between the joy of Christmas and sobriety of Lent. Help your kids use this pause to reflect on some of the most important messages from Scripture.
O Root of Jesse
Posted on December 19, 2012 08:59 Article Rating
This third week of Advent brings us the treasure of the O Antiphons, which began on Gaudete Sunday. Though recent events may have reluctant to rejoice, these verses remind us of how Jesus came into the world to lift us out of our pain and into perfect joy.
Prayers from Pauline Kids
Posted on December 14, 2012 15:32 Article Rating
Offering our prayers for everyone affected by the school shooting in Connecticut ...
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Posted on December 12, 2012 09:14 Article Rating
Happy Feast Day! Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is also Mother to us all. Today we celebrate one special appearance to a young boy in the Americas with a very special litany.
Hurry Up and Wait!
Posted on December 10, 2012 09:39 Article Rating
Advent is a time of preparation, waiting, and hope. But the nature of how we get ready, spend our time, and anticipate changes when we are expecting a person, especially when that person is Jesus, Our Savior.
Preparing for Advent
Posted on November 30, 2012 08:25 Article Rating
We're getting ready to celebrate Advent! Here are a few ways to make the most of the season with your kids and teens.
The Power of Remembering
Posted on November 19, 2012 11:00 Article Rating
The lives of the saints and the treasured memories of family members who are no longer with us remind us to live our lives here fully and without regret. But they also prod us to think about what awaits us on the other side of this world, to ponder the things that do not pass because they are eternal.
In Remembrance
Posted on November 19, 2012 08:46 Article Rating
November is a month of remembrance. We think about the holy men and women, loved ones, and service men. But we are also called to think about the eternal.
November: Remembering and Praying
Posted on November 05, 2012 08:31 Article Rating
Blessed November! There is a lot going on this month! From the upcoming days with national significance to Thanksgiving and the Solemnity of Christ the King, there are many opportunities for kids to remember, pray, and give thanks.
Happy All Hallows Eve!
Posted on October 31, 2012 08:20 Article Rating
Today is Halloween, the day of tricks and treats and Trick-or-Treating. Catholics today might feel conflicted about letting their kids participate in the celebration of the spooky, but here are some ways to honor all that we have holy and still have fun!
Oh, When the Saints …
Posted on October 30, 2012 08:59 Article Rating
Oh, how I want to be in that number, when the saints come marching in! And boy, are they marching in! Just eight days ago, Pope Benedict XVI canonized...
Saints—Old and New
Posted on October 22, 2012 08:46 Article Rating
It's a saint-filled start to the Year of Faith! Learn more about the importance of these holy men and women in our lives and the life of the Church. Plus, keep a look-out for a sneak preview of our November release!
Celebrate the Month of the Rosary!
Posted on October 08, 2012 11:01 Article Rating
October is the Month of the Rosary! Here's a great new way to pray the Rosary with your kids!
School Supplies
Posted on August 29, 2012 13:37 Article Rating
There are a few school supplies we ought to add to the list, not as extravagant extras, but as a foundation for all their other accomplishments.
Praise and Prayers for Teachers
Posted on June 13, 2012 11:49 Article Rating
This week we celebrate YOU! Parents, those primary educators of children; teachers; and catechists: you are in our prayers this week.
Anything But Ordinary
Posted on June 05, 2012 09:03 Article Rating
Kids are anticipating the full start to their favorite season - summer. And we Catholics can also look forward to many special days of the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.
Living a Eucharistic Day
Posted on May 03, 2012 15:37 Article Rating
What does it mean to live a "Eucharistic day"?
A Month for Moms and Mother Mary
Posted on May 01, 2012 08:35 Article Rating
The late-April showers have brought us May flowers here at Pauline Kids...a bouquet of blogging about Mary!
The Gift of Holy Communion
Posted on April 26, 2012 15:57 Article Rating
Across the country, children are preparing to receive Jesus for the first time.
Cantate Domino! Alleluia!
Posted on April 10, 2012 14:47 Article Rating
Happy Easter!
Holy Thursday--Fall on Your Knees
Posted on April 05, 2012 12:22 Article Rating
How do I “fall to my knees” before God in my life, not just during the Holy Thursday procession, but every day?
Happy Holy Week
Posted on April 03, 2012 15:14 Article Rating
Holy Week is here! Try to experience at least one of these once-a-year Masses and traditions:
The Master Has Need of Us ...
Posted on April 02, 2012 14:18 Article Rating
My upper room, my soul, is the place where Jesus intends to celebrate the covenant with his friends. Do I see his request as a burden or a joy? Do I let them in? Is my soul spacious, furnished, and prepared?
Lenten Resolve
Posted on March 20, 2012 09:30 Article Rating
Easter is coming, but still feels so far away. We may have lost the verve we had a month ago. Here's some hope to carry us through the rest of Lent.
What’s Your Question?
Posted on March 16, 2012 09:57 Article Rating

As we mark the halfway point of Lent, it’s a good time to reflect on our journey.

The Love Story Called Lent
Posted on March 02, 2012 13:41 Article Rating
Lent has a lot of visual cues that can help us raise our minds and hearts to God.
Give and Take
Posted on February 27, 2012 17:00 Article Rating
There is a beautiful and dynamic dialogue between giving up and taking up, one that is capable of drawing us deeper.In order to take up anything, I must be free of those things I otherwise hold on to—perhaps more accurately those things which hold onto me.
Lenten Blessings!
Posted on February 22, 2012 13:50 Article Rating
Lenten blessings from Pauline Kids!
Mardi Gras for the Body and Soul
Posted on February 21, 2012 09:10 Article Rating
This Mardi Gras, "fatten up" your spiritual repertoire for Lent!
The Easter Project
Posted on February 20, 2012 16:03 Article Rating
In a sense, we can view Lent as the annual long-term assignment of Christian disciples everywhere. It is the time the Church gives us to prepare for the fullness of salvation that God offers us through the resurrection of his Son Jesus.
Preparing for Lent
Posted on February 16, 2012 09:47 Article Rating
We are called to live Lent in the light of the resurrection, which is all about God’s desire to be in relationship with us.
No Spectators!
Posted on February 06, 2012 16:21 Article Rating
The kids in our lives are watching us, and they can tell in a flash whether we're content to be mere spectators of the spiritual life or whether we ourselves are active participants in it.
MLK: Acting in Faith
Posted on January 16, 2012 15:13 Article Rating
While celebrations of Martin Luther King’s life and legacy have both multiplied and broadened over the years, the number of those following his example has not. Our world has certainly not run out of injustices. But I think we have run rather low on the one thing it takes to produce and sustain a leader like MLK: faith.
Hide and Seek
Posted on January 05, 2012 12:21 Article Rating

Today’s Gospel is all about finding—where do I fit in to all of this?

1st Things First: Mary, Mother of God
Posted on January 02, 2012 12:47 Article Rating
Mary is the Immaculate Conception, the Queen of Apostles, the Virgin most admirable. She is also the House of Gold, the Mystical Rose, the Comforter of the Afflicted, Our Lady of the Rosary, and a host of other worthy titles. But as wonderful as they are, all those roles flow from Mary’s most unique grace.
A New Year's Prayer
Posted on December 29, 2011 11:39 Article Rating

A prayer of gratitude for 2011, and hope for 2012.

Joy to the World...Really!
Posted on December 22, 2011 12:13 Article Rating

This time of year, the word “joy” is pretty common parlance. But do we stop to think about what joy really is?

"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
Posted on December 20, 2011 08:38 Article Rating
This blessed season, here's one way address children’s expectations and potential disappointments and help them see how God (not Santa!) will surprise them this Christmas.
Carols and Catechesis
Posted on December 05, 2011 13:15 Article Rating
Carols present the faith's core teachings.They also give kids (and all of us!) some of the basic vocabulary we need to speak about Jesus and what his coming means for all of us.
Happy New Year!
Posted on December 01, 2011 16:35 Article Rating
Advent is here—what are you waiting for?
A King on a Cross
Posted on November 17, 2011 16:07 Article Rating
The whole point of the feast of Christ the King is not Christ’s lordship over us, but His lordship within us.
Praying with Scripture—What Should I Do?
Posted on November 03, 2011 10:10 Article Rating
A simple question sent my mind spinning this week, and led me to reflect on the gift of the Word of God, and how to share it with others.
Dressing Up Your Faith
Posted on October 31, 2011 11:26 Article Rating
...But if we adults think of the saints as people we should imitate in that very literal way, we’re missing the whole point of All Saints Day. We are all called to be saints. You don’t need a sword, a nun’s habit, or a miter to be holy—unless, of course, you’re a soldier, a sister, or a bishop!  You don’t need to “dress up” as anything or anyone but who you are, because God made you to be holy in a one-of-a-kind, unrepeatable way.
1st Feast of Bl. JP2
Posted on October 17, 2011 11:34 Article Rating
...It’s important to remember, though, that the children in our lives may not remember John Paul very well. It may not seem like it, but seven years have already passed since his death. Children under 12 are unlikely to remember him at all.  Those in High School will probably recall him only as he appeared in his last years, a frail and suffering “servant of the servants of God.”
"Come, Follow Me!"
Posted on June 28, 2011 15:38 Article Rating
There is a little church along the shores of the Sea of Galilee dedicated to the Primacy of Peter.  It is built near the place where tradition ho...
Walking on Water
Posted on June 01, 2011 17:45 Article Rating
Have you ever felt like someone expected you to do the impossible?  We all have some pretty crazy expectations now and then, but when it becomes clear to us that suspending the laws of nature just isn’t an option, where do we go?