Tom McGrath

 Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series. Currently Tom is the Vice President for Product Development at Loyola Press. He previously served as the executive editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. McGrath is an avid writer and speaker on family-life issues and spirituality. Tom and his wife, Kathleen, live in Chicago and are the parents of two grown daughters, who are still always welcome at meal time.

Tom McGrath es autor de Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe, En torno a la mesa y coautor del program Don de Dios. En la actualidad es el director editorial y de recursos parroquiales de Loyola Press. Anteriormente, fue director ejecutivo de la revista U.S. Catholic. McGrath es un prolífico escritor y orador sobre temas de espiritualidad y vida en familia. Tom y su esposa, Kathleen, viven en Chicago y tienen dos hijas ya adultas, a quienes siguen recibiendo con alegría a la hora de comer.

Articles by Tom McGrath

  • 10 consejos para mejorar las comidas en familia

    Tom McGrath, autor de Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe, ofrece 10 maneras de aprovechar al máximo el tiempo de las comidas en familia.

  • 10 Tips for Better Family Mealtimes

    Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids, shares 10 tips to help improve your family mealtime.

  • 8 maneras sencillas de celebrar el tiempo sagrado en familia

    A pesar de la vida ajetreada, la familia fácilmente puede crecer en la fe al celebrar juntos lo sagrado mediante ocho actividades sencillas y rutinarias.

  • 8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Sacred Time as a Family

    Even with hectic schedules, it's easy for families to grow in faith together by celebrating the sacred in eight simple and routine activities.

  • Advent Amid the Gift Wrap

    With all the Christmas preparation, it is easy to miss the season of Advent. This year, let's not lose Advent among the gift wrap.

  • Do You Let Your Light Shine?

    Tom McGrath leads us to ask if we’re letting our light shine and seeing the brightness that exists because of the simple goodness of ordinary people.

  • How to Get Started During Lent

    Find ideas for how to get started during Lent. Tom McGrath shares 3 action steps for parents.

  • It’s Never Too Late to Have a Good Day

    Some days just seem to go all wrong, but it's never too late to have a good day. Learn how God can help turn your day around for the better!

  • Looking for family fun activities?

    Not all family fun activities require you to get in your car and spend oodles of cash. In fact, one really fun and free family activity can be done right on your patio or porch. Discover what it is at

  • Make Holy Week Special

    How can you and your family celebrate Holy Week and make it special? Learn how to make Holy Week special for your family at Loyola Press.

  • Noticing the Woman on the Bus

    God always notices what we do, and in God’s great plan, no effort put forth on behalf of “the least of these” will ever be wasted.

  • Prayer and the Family Meal

    Seven different approaches to spicing up the prayer portion of your family meals.

  • Receiving Advent

    How are you receiving Advent? Tom McGrath shares a simple exercise to begin Advent.

  • The Power of Family Meals

    In this Food and Faith story, Tom McGrath shares his memories of family meals, and reflects on the values they instill.

  • Underground Movements

    Advent is a time of seeming dormancy. Slow down this Advent and allow the underground movements to work in you.

  • What Peace Requires

    Tom McGrath reflects on what peace requires. Watch the video and then read his story about the paradoxical recipe for peace.

  • Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

    What we remember and honor on Memorial Day is heroic service and sacrifice. We acknowledge those who nobly gave of themselves. Learn more about service and sacrifice at Loyola Press.

Books by Tom McGrath

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