Sunday Brunch Specials for October 25: Great Reads from This Week


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Welcome to the Sunday Brunch! We’re serving up a buffet of articles from the past week. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy some great reads.

CM Hangout #7: Kelly Wahlquist & WINE

CM Hangout co-hosts Sarah Reinhard and Sarah Damm welcome this week’s CM Hangout guest and sponsor Kelly Wahlquist, the founder of the amazing organization WINE: Women in the New Evangelization.

Synod on the Family

We’re gathering up links and videos on the Synod on the Family to share with you each day! Explore our coverage of the Synod.

Sharing Family Photos Online Safely

Sharing family pictures online safely is something parents need to be aware of and take necessary precautions. Erika Marie shares a few precautions her family has taken.

5 Ways to Honor the Saints As a Family

Plan ahead for your celebration of the Feast of All Saints! Tina Santiago Rodriguez offers 5 ways families can learn more about–and celebrate–the saints.

Who Are We To Judge?

When Kara Klein first read Pope Francis’ speeches she, like many, felt anger. “Why would he stand before our government and not reprimand them for legalizing gay marriage and slaughtering millions of babies through abortion… key issues which the Catholic Church fights vigorously against?”  But then she thought: “Who am I to judge?”

#SharingYourFaithStory: New DVD Makes Evangelization More Simple and Enjoyable

Lisa Hendey shares Nancy Ward’s new DVD seminar “Sharing YOUR Faith Story” and an encouragement to “always be ready” for those small windows of evangelization opportunity.

Ajudar os Filhos a Sofrer (To Help your Children to Suffer)

Como ajudar um filho que está sofrendo? How to help a child that is suffering? Flávia Ghelardi offers reasons why it is important for children to learn to suffer.

A Synod for Black Sheep?

As the Synod of Bishops meets to discuss family and the challenges the Church faces. Abby Brundage shares what it’s like to be the one they are talking about.

Resist the urge to Netflix your marriage

Tommy Tighe wants to get the warning label added to Netflix: Only to be used after spending ample amounts of quality time with your spouse!

Book Notes: Pray with Me: Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur reviews “Pray with Me: Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children” by Grace Mazza Urbanski, the director of Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States. Grace offers both her personal and professional expertise in this guide to helping your children learn how to pray.

Finally Figuring Francis

Elena LaVictoire struggled with Pope Francis’ words as reported by the media. Reading and hearing the Pope’s own words in homilies at the World Meeting of Families taught her what Pope Francis truly represents.

Meatless Friday: New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp

Jeff Young wonders why this dish is named “Barbecued Shrimp” since no barbecue is involved–but he assures us that it’s delicious regardless of its name! Bon appetit!

4 Ways to Overcome Business Obstacles

A key to being a successful entrepreneur is to know how to bounce back and work through obstacles as quickly as possible. Christina Weber offers four critical mindsets to help you make that speedy transition from bummerland to being able to see the silver lining in the clouds overhead.

Question of the Week: October 20, 2015

Our Question of the Week: Do you have any favorite spiritual resources you turn to?

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Copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz


About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan and freelance writer. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb volunteers at the school library and is a music minister at her parish. She is also an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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