Archive for October, 2013

Marriage, the Family, and Home Education

Home education means the teaching by the parents at home, by both parents. A father’s contribution to the home education of his children is indispensable…

Homeschool Success through a Flexible Schedule

As most parents start their second month of homeschooling in October, they may be wondering whether to stay on the Seton lesson plan schedule or adjust the schedule to better suit the needs of their children…

College Prep: Going into Highways and Byways

During the past several months, Pope Francis has insisted that priests and religious should go into the streets and do some heavy lifting in evangelization. Workers in the Lord’s vineyard cannot allow themselves to become complacent, but should seek out difficult tasks in the real world. The words were addressed to consecrated religious, but Catholic lay people must not exempt themselves from the pope’s call to duty!…

Giving God a Chance

You don’t get to be my age without talking to some Catholic parents whose children have left the Faith. Though they have tried very hard to transmit the Faith to their children, homeschooling parents are not immune to children falling away. These parents have experienced a pain that is almost unimaginable to others, and one of the worst parts of this pain is that these parents tend to blame themselves for their children’s mistake. If you are one such parent, let me make a few suggestions…

High School at Seton Home Study: Your Bridge to the Future

Let’s face it. Once you start high school, you are not a child anymore. But you’re not quite an adult either. You are journeying to adulthood, but are not there yet. There are still narrows to ford, rivers to cross, and possibly some whitewater to traverse. For those of you looking across the canyon to college on the other side, getting there might seem a bit daunting. Fortunately, Seton is here as a bridge between you and college…

For Love of Them

Like most Catholic-Christian parents, we are dedicated to the care of our children. The Philippine culture is notable for the utmost importance it places on the family. In fact, in the Filipino communities, it is normal to find a modestly-sized house occupied by several extended family members. In the well-to-do communities, several houses may be erected on the same land, or a multi-level residential building may be built with the goal of keeping everyone in the family together, all the way up to the third generation. Having visited several countries, I can also say with certainty that, with some exceptions, Filipinos are remarkable in their piety and their devotion to Mother Mary and to the Holy Infant Jesus. It is common for Filipinos to adorn their vehicles with a miniature statue of the Santo Nino set on their dashboard. In addition, most Filipinos are also accustomed to hanging a rosary on the rearview mirrors of their cars. The Catholic Faith is the foundation of the country’s morals and values, including its emphasis on the family. Hence, it was not unthinkable for me to leave the corporate world–and my nice paycheck–behind, in order to focus on my own family…

Your Questions Answered

This is my first year homeschooling. Where can I learn more about how to homeschool?

Please read my book Catholic Home Schooling. It is filled with ideas. Secondly, you might phone a Seton counselor in the subject area of concern. Thirdly, you might join a local Catholic homeschooling support group. The parents may have many different ideas and tips that you might find helpful…

Our Lady of Good Remedy

The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy, is honored by the Church on October 8…