We Teach Our Children That God Loves Them

"Suffer little children to come unto me" (detail) by Juan Urruchi

As responsible and caring parents, we teach our children that God loves them. We also teach them to pray and to go to God with their needs. But how do we explain those times when God lets them suffer and their prayers are not answered the way they had hoped? It makes the most sense to look to Jesus for […]

Many Catholics Choose Homeschooling – Should You?

Homeschooling, defined as “parent-led, home-based education” is the fastest growing form of education, now bordering on the mainstream in the United States. [i] According to National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) , in 2010 more than 2. 04 million students were homeschooled in the United States, and homeschooling has grown by seven percent in the last three years[ii]. 2010 statistics […]

Challenges of a Catholic Homeschooler in Hollywood

Last week, I interviewed Michael Flaherty, the amiable president of Walden Media, about the upcoming release of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I was given the opportunity for a follow-up interview, and I decided to focus on his experience as a Catholic homeschooler in Hollywood and the upcoming projects for Walden Media. Voyage of the Dawn Treader opened as the […]

Book Review: Stories for the Homeschool Heart

We are delighted to run this guest contributor book review from writer Patrice Fagnant MacArthur for Stories for the Homeschool Heart.  The authors are Theresa Thomas and Patti Maguire Armstrong and the publisher is Cheryl Dickow, owner of Belazel Books.  Theresa, Patti and Cheryl are contributing writers to the Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine. Movie Review by Patrice Fagnant MacArthur: As […]

Don’t Play the Comparison Game

It’s common to compare. You see someone with a piece of spinach in his teeth and you immediately check your own smile in the closest mirror. Someone walks by with a stray hair sticking out and you smooth down yours automatically in response.  Or maybe your comparison with another person presents itself a little bit differently.   You could be sitting […]

Meet Contributing Writer – Theresa Thomas

We are pleased to announce that Theresa Thomas has joined the growing family of contributing writers at The Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine. Theresa will provide a much needed, experienced voice in the area of homeschooling and parenting. Theresa A. Thomas is a happy Catholic, wife to David, and home-schooling mother of nine children, ages five to 22. She is a columnist (“Everyday […]