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Father Phil Massetti, St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay, Ca.

Father Phil Massetti, St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay, Ca.

This evening, Fr. Phil Massetti, Pastor at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay, convened a meeting on the World Meeting of Families as preparation for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia in September for the Synod on the Family.

Massetti’s main message is simple: “When you baptized your child, you agreed to the responsibility of protecting and nurturing the divine light in your child, who is new life and a gift from God.” Massetti then explained that the way to do this is to keep the light alive in yourself first.

And this is the big challenge in a hyper-connected world where it is so easy to be distracted from our divine nature as spiritual, powerful, caring beings. In this Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner article, I discuss some tips for parents to keep their divine light alive in a hyper-connected world that can convince us and our children to believe things that are not true, and focus on things that don’t matter.

Read more here – tips for parents to instill the wisdom of their faith in a cyber-powered world...

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)

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Joanna Jullien (Photo: Christi Benz)

Joanna Jullien
(Photo: Christi Benz)

As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faithAnd so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience.

Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.