How do we teach our children what is most important to us, the faith and the values that guide us through our lives? Can we educate children to be kind, empathetic and loving despite our own failures? The challenge of passing on values can be huge. Even for the Catholic Church, which on a broader scale is a large family of faith, it isn’t easy to pass on the message of love behind its teachings on family life. While there is no simple answer, this issue features a new column — “family and faith values” — where some families will help us open the conversation by sharing how they try to pass on the values that guide them.
The Catholic bishops’ questionnaire starts an open conversation about the church’s teaching on family
Passing on values and faith to children: one couple’s efforts to teach respect, sharing and a readiness to let go
Sports for change: Through soccer, youth in a small town in South Africa grow closer
Rooming together, we six young guys in Milan wanted to live the Gospel. Yet it wasn’t easy at all. One evening, we spoke openly and each one said that he was sorry. It didn’t remain without consequences…