Faith Family And Children With Special Needs

Author: David Rizzo
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829436529
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It’s hard enough for today’s parents to raise faith- filled children. But for the parents of kids with special needs, the challenges can be almost overwhelming; these parents’ own spirituality may suffer amidst the daily obstacles of raising a child with disabilities, and they may wonder how—or even if—their child can ever experience a meaningful spiritual life. In Faith, Family, and Children with Special Needs, David Rizzo—whose 12-year-old daughter has autism—offers great hope for parents who want to grow in their own spirituality while helping their children with disabilities experience God in a deeper way. Throughout the book, Rizzo’s abiding though sometimes tested Catholic faith is made clear as he thoughtfully explains everything from the practical, such as how parents can maintain sanity during Mass when the child with special needs becomes disruptive, to the profound, such as how parents can understand God in a way that is relevant to their predicament. At other times, Rizzo’s advice is intended to help the child grow in his or her own faith, as when he explains how kids with special needs can participate meaningfully in the Eucharist. By looking at big-picture issues of faith while also providing speci fic tips to nurture spiritual growth in parents and in their children with disabilities, Faith, Family, and Children with Special Needs will serve as a highly useful and inspiring resource for anyone in the community of faith who interacts with children with disabilities.

Special Children Blessed Fathers Encouragement For Fathers Of Children With Special Needs

Author: Randy Hain
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 1941447139
Size: 10.26 MB
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This book is a treasure-trove of heart-warming stories, practical help, and inspiration for fathers of children with special needs. Author Randy Hain and all of the contributors open their hearts to the reader and share the incredible challenges they confront as fathers of children with special needs. They also unveil the unexpected blessings that come from fathering these special children. These heartfelt stories from fathers give both insight and tremendous inspirational encouragement for other fathers.Special Children, Blessed Fathers will open your eyes to the deeper beauty often missed in the world. Includes a foreword by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Contributing writers are Joseph Pearce, Greg Willits, Kevin Lowry, Doug Keck, Matthew Warner, J.D. Flynn, Chad Judice, David Rizzo, and Bill Jones.

The Four Keys To Everlasting Love

Author: Manuel P. Santos
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594716048
Size: 37.52 MB
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Pope Francis, in his recent exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“Joy of Love”), praises marriage as a unique “friendship marked by passion” and “a free, faithful, and exclusive love.” We live in a culture that doesn’t cherish the permanence of marriage, according to Karee and Manuel Santos. Even Catholics aren’t immune from the epidemic of divorce. But how can you make the ideals of being forever, faithful, fruitful, and free a reality? How can you maintain a healthy Catholic marriage when society is pushing against it? In The Four Keys to Everlasting Love, the Santoses draw on real-life stories, scriptural principles, and the timeless wisdom of St. John Paul II to help you celebrate the sacrament of Marriage without downplaying the difficulties of married life. In doing so, they will inspire you to stay in love with each other, Christ, and the wisdom of the Church. The Santoses tell their own story as well: how they learned not to cling to personality, culture, or religious differences; how they learned to put family first; how they overcame health crises that exacted a physical, emotional, and spiritual toll; and how they navigated stressful holiday get-togethers with extended family. They let God transform them and make their marriage stronger. Each chapter provides discussion questions, action prompts, quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and various popes, and additional online and print resources to stimulate the couple’s conversation, mutual understanding, and positive change. Free worksheets and other supplemental resources are available on the authors’ website,

First Communion Liturgies

Author: Donna M. Eschenauer
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814649920
Size: 70.37 MB
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Why do parish First Communion Masses so often neglect good liturgical principles? Should these celebrations resemble something analogous to a recital? Or, should they be celebrations worthy of the praise and glory of God? First Communion Liturgies explores the purpose and practice of First Communion in our time, uncovers the pitfalls associated with it, and offers a guide for preparing celebrations that will enrich the lives of children and families, bringing them into a deeper relationship with God and the church.


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Children S Writer S And Illustrator S Market 2001

Author: Elice Pope
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970103
Size: 57.57 MB
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Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject

How Awesome Is This Place Genesis 28

Author: E. Donald Osuna
ISBN: 1456603639
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"How Awesome Is This Place" is the story of how the Cathedral in Oakland California became a "liturgical Mecca with a national reputation." It unfolded in the l960s through the 1980s, decades fraught with turmoil within the country and the Catholic Church. Father Don Osuna, cathedral music and worship director for nineteen years (ten as rector) recalls in graphic and entertaining detail how one congregation successfully gave a form and face to the radical reforms of the Second Vatican Council. His memoir is a fascinating snapshot into the soul of a community struggling to realize Pope John XXIII's vision of the Church in the modern world. The creative liturgical "experiments" embraced all the arts, including film, choreography and electronic music, in the service of worship. This combination of art and rubric, innovation and tradition was not without controversy. Nor were some of the principal players. But not even a clerical "scandal" and a Prodigal Son "sequel" was able to destroy a parish and a people that learned to pray, minister and grow spiritually together. It took an unexpected act of God to bring down the "awesome place."


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