When you hear the word “fasting,” do you automatically cringe? Do you dread Ash Wednesday or Good Friday? Or do you embrace the self-denial of fasting on those days? Ellen Gable Hrkach offers a different perspective on this traditional Lenten discipline.
Author Ellen Gable Hrkach
Ellen Gable Hrkach observes that we have a lot to learn from our ancestors. Our Mass going, rosary reciting, scapular and medal-wearing ancestors understood the importance of sacramentals and the importance of knowing–-and practicing–-their faith.
St. John Paul II once said that we can “overcome evil with good.” Here is a list of contemporary Catholic novels with Theology of the Body themes that can uplift, inspire and serve as an antidote to all the secular, trashy novels that promote illicit lifestyles.
21st century technology makes it easier than ever to evangelize. Keep in mind that when you say something in cyberspace, it may remain there for a very long time. Be charitable, prayerful and empathetic, and know when to turn the other cheek.
I’m not an expert, but I do have some experience with parenting an adult child who has abandoned his faith. Here are some reflections that my husband and I have come up in dealing with adult children who have abandoned their faith.