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SJCFC Articles for Parents and Families

  • Saint JPII with the Cross

    Living the Joy of the Cross

    How can any mother endure witnessing the torture of her own flesh and blood? How did she walk the Via Dolorosa watching her son bleeding, torn and struggling to carry the almost unbearable weight of the cross? As a mother and parent my heart sickens at the thought and then I am comforted with Mary as […]

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  • Dr. Peter Kiprop

    My Reason for Training in Fertility Care

    From the time I was in medical school I have always been fascinated with family medicine and obstetrics. My mother worked as a nurse mid-wife for many years and maybe this kindled this interest in me. I was also very fortunate to get good formation and spiritual direction during my medical school. This made it […]

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  • Dr. Ray Guarendi

    It’s All Right to Be Wrong

    Dear Dr. Ray, I worry a lot about making mistakes in raising my children. How do I know what I’m doing now won’t hurt them in some way later in life? ―Nervous Few things can ruin the enjoyment of parenthood more surely than a fear of mistakes. Nowadays so many parents live with the daily […]

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  • Off to College

    Facing Times of Transition as Your Children Grow

    Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21 Being peaceful with transition is often not easy – especially when it involves our children. Whether we are sending a child off to kindergarten for the first time or to a new school; beginning […]

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