When I was growing up and going through some trial, well-meaning Catholics would tell me to “offer it up.” For a very long time, I didn’t understand what benefit that might bring until I learned that my
Here are the three influences your kids need today to help bring the adult faith tomorrow.
A broken rocking chair signals the close of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one.
Pat Gohn teaches us how family dinner -- even when some family members are absent -- can be a true example of Domestic Church.
Pat Gohn relays her experience with Catholic Voices, a program that takes committed Catholics who want to be better witnesses for the Church.
I’m busy repainting two pieces of furniture that have already served three generations of my family — a 3-drawer bureau and a tall dresser. Over thirty years ago I was getting married and in need of more
Got Mary? Then, she’s got you! The month of October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary. It’s beneficial to remember all the graces — 15 Promises! — that come from Jesus through Mary in the
If you’re a Catholic Mom or Dad, chances are good that you might be striving to make your faith a hallmark in your family. That’s a great goal. But what that looks like day-to-day and year-to-year may
Long ago, our first house had a growth chart on the inside of a bedroom door. Now and again, we’d line up our three little children and place a ruler atop their heads. Then we’d pencil a
Among Women 134
features the powerful songs and testimony of Sarah Hart
. In a joyful departure from our normal format, I'm delighted to welcome
Moms who love God and Moms inspiring other Moms… that’s what CatholicMom.com is all about. It is also part of the wisdom and mission behind the Among Women podcast. Over the last three years, several writers from
We pushed the shopping cart through the crowded Trader Joe’s, one of our favorite food stores. Actually, I’m pushing the cart, and she is filling it with staples for apartment-dwelling life. She does the choosing now. She’s
Dear Peter, I hope your life at college is going well. Your last email and your Facebook statuses all sound pretty positive. Your departure as the youngest child off to college means that there are a few
“Look at the ships also; though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs (James 3:4 RSV-CE).” I have kissed
I love Momma Mary. Oh, yeah, I know she’s got many more formal titles: the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos or the Mother of God, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Ark of the