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The Marvelous Monarch Butterfly

Among all creatures, monarch butterflies experience tremendous transformation in their lives despite their relatively short lifespan. They would also fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and Canada to spend their winter in Mexico. People are amazed at the wonders of nature and God's marvellous creation.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 14


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Companions of Migrant Children

As China continues to experience economic growth, many people from the rural villages move to cities to pursue better lives. These migrants often encounter many challenges and their children lack support. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Home of Dandelion, run by the Catholic Social Service Centre of the Xian Diocese, helps the migrant children and their parents.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 10


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Love, Sex, and Your Children

Many tend to equate sex education with teaching children about sexual knowledge. Sex education is actually an important part of family education. Besides educating children with knowledge about sex, it is more important to for them to understand how love, marriage and sex relates to one another, and to teach them under what circumstances they should start a romantic relationship. Fountain of Grace has invited two specialists share their views as we take a look at how to talk about love and sex with your children.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 3


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Little Helpers at the Altar

What role do altar servers play during Mass? How does serving at the altar help strengthen children's faith? Fountain of Grace invited some altar servers and their parents to share the rewards they have gained.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 30


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Are We There Yet?

Mom and dad will bring four children between the ages of 4 and 11 all the way from the west to the east coast of the States to participate in a large scale event of the Catholic Church in North America – a papal mass attended by hundreds and thousands of people. How is this possible? Let us follow this special journey of Alan and Teresa's family.
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 7


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Pope Francis: It is crucial to protect a child’s natural inclination to trust in God’s love

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis opened this Wednesday's general audience by apologizing for unspecified scandals that have recently arisen in the Vatican. Pope Francis did not specify the nature of the scandals in his catechesis. When asked by journalists which scandals were being implied, Holy See press office director Fr. Federico Lombardi said he would not speculate if the Pope himself did not. The central theme of Pope Francis' October 14 address pertained to “promises we make to children,” namely: those promises which affect children's expectations about life, their faith in human beings, and “their ability to understand God's name as a blessing.”
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 15


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Pope Francis: Find time to pray and rediscover peace in the important things

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday August 26, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their children to pray. Delivering his address to pilgrims and visitors, gathered under the hot sun for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, the pontiff stressed the importance of teaching children how to show love for God through prayer.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 27


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God’s Happy Campers

Every summer, parents are often busy preparing their children for summer activities. The choices of activities are limitless. But what about faith? Perhaps it may be neglected? Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church and St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church organize summer camps annually that focus on this aspect of a child's development. We will take a look at how children get to know God through these summer camps, while at the same time helping a group of youth volunteers to explore their talents.
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 1


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Sex Education Guide

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will discuss the importance of sex education for children and how parents can help their children to form healthy attitudes towards sexuality. For more information or resources on sex education, please visit http://fll.cc/SexEd/.
Publish date: 2015 - 7 - 25


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A Guide to Happy Families 2: Reflection on Relationships in the Family

As a marriage and family therapist, Anthony Leung has extensive experience in marriage and family counselling. In this second episode of 'A Guide to Happy Families',  he describes the common challenges of the different stages in marriage, as well as the factors that lead to marriage breakdowns. He also shares his insights on improving family relationships and the effective ways to educate children.
Publish date: 2015 - 7 - 17


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Pope Francis: When parents hurt each other, the soul of the children suffers

(CNA/EWTN News) Family wounds that aren’t dealt with in a healthy and timely manner can have devastating effects on both spouses and children, Pope Francis has said, and encouraged wounded families to work toward healing without letting bitterness build up.
Publish date: 2015 - 6 - 25


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Pope Francis: No child is forgotten by their Father in heaven

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are never a mistake, and called adults out for building faulty systems that leave children exploited and abandoned, rather than treated as the blessings they are.
Publish date: 2015 - 4 - 9