Thursday, 29 November 2012

Off the Beaten Path: Catholic Parenting Advice to raise Trad/True CATHOLIC not "c"atholic Children

Hello Everyone,

I am calling a new type of post on here "Off the Beaten Path". This is referring to something not specific to do with the Liturgy of the EF, or even Catholic Liturgy/Altar Serving, but an element of Traditional Catholicism that is pertinent to those of you who go to the EF or are Conservative (read: Practicing) Catholics.

While going through my Blogger feed, I managed to spot this link, from another of my blogs. In this article, the author gives solid advice to those of you who want to raise truly, Catholic, strong-minded children who are true to the faith. I felt this was relevant to post, because Traditional Catholics generally, do want to raise their children to be practising, Faithful, Catholic adults who won't be "c"atholics like their peers who say they are Catholic, and provide the poorest examples of Catholic identity and what it means to be Catholic, espousing contrary and heretical teachings that are opposite of the Church. We are also experiencing increasingly troubled times, with many people simply giving way to wanton desires and the competing interests of the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, regardless if they are baptized and confirmed "c"atholics.

Also as a small note, but important one, a good number of us young adult Catholics are waking up and being angry and disappointed that the True Faith was not taught to us by our teachers, our clergy, and especially our lukewarm parents. We want to correct this awful malady for our children so they do not wander aimless and moral-less/Christ-less in our future society. Thus, we young people want to know what we can do to change the sad hand dealt to us by our "role models" and parents, to fix this problem.

The link is found here:

Please read and enjoy. My commentary and the article might generate discussion/criticism, so if you choose to comment, construct it with prudence and temperance. Be warned: I am monitoring your responses and will block/not release content deemed to violate my blog rules in my first archived post on this blog. Be charitable, and pray before you write. That goes for parents and people on both sides of the Trad/Novus Ordo spectrum. And I will archive your postings on my gmail for future reference.

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin.


  1. This is such a great post, thank you for sharing! I think the scariest part about being a parent is knowing that it's your responsibility to try to teach your children to be good people and instill good values, morals, the knowledge to know the difference between right and wrong and so much more. I just read a great book I'd like to share with other parents called "Teaching Kids to Be Good People" by Annie Fox, M.Ed. You can check her and the book out on the website It's a wonderful read and I'd recommend it to anyone. Thanks again for the post!

  2. Thank you for this post, I look forward to reading many more.