Archbishop Hughes on the Impact Parents Have on Their Children’s Faith Formation

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One of the leading voices about the critical importance of effective catechesis in the life of the Church has been Archbishop Alfred Hughes, Archbishop Emeritus of New Orleans. Archbishop Hughes, who serves on the U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Catechism, was recently asked to share some insights about the role of parents in their children’s faith formation. He told the most wonderful story about his own father’s role in his and his siblings’ faith formation. Enjoy!

Archbishop Hughes on the Role of Parents in Their Children’s Faith Formation

Consider sharing this with parents in your parish faith formation program.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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