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Catholic husbands and fathers speak out
By Brandon McGinley, Editor

"You may want to live like a bachelor, but those days are behind you, chief. "
So says the man in the mirror on those days when he just wants to hang out with his buddies and sip good bourbon or sit on the couch and watch an action movie. "Snap out of it."
This internal dialogue isn't foreign to most husbands or dads - including the eight regular guys who share their stories in The Joys and Challenges of Family Life: Catholic Husbands and Fathers Speak Out.
They've all dealt with the tough, crazy, scary, fun, and always humbling aspects of being a husband and dad in the 21st century, including:
- fatherhood for the first time (or lots of times),
- infertility,
- raising kids in the faith,
- technology and family life,
- the porn war and much more.

Hang out with these men and find out how they are navigating all the stuff that makes up family life in contemporary society with the help of their Catholic faith.
2015 pb 159pp R265.00

365 Reflections to share with your kids
Edited by Rebecca Vitz Cherico

Take a few short minutes every day to grow in faith together as a family! With the Pope Francis Family Devotional, you ll find inspiration at your fingertips with a quote from the Holy Father followed by a simple reflection grounded in the everyday realities of family life. Use at dinner time to guide prayer and conversation, or at breakfast or bedtime as the perfect start or close to each day s activities.
"Let us make room in our heart and in our day for the Lord. As Mary and Joseph also did"
- Pope Francis

2016 pb 375pp R286.00 

Renee Bartkowski

Family Prayers for Daily Grace provides the prayerful words that describe a wide range of family experiences. Beginning with a selection of mealtime blessings and prayers of thanks, expressions of gratitude naturally flow into collections of prayers of appreciation for the many blessings of home and family. More intimate prayer topics focus on facing the challenges of life, learning and growing, the importance of developing personalities, and overcoming bad habits. Prayers about relating to other people and developing social values are provided as prayerful reminders that family members must reach out to others in the spirit of the Gospel.
2003 pb 95pp R69.00