Is your Christmas to-do list way too long and time running out? Ellen Mongan found a way to decrease the stress of Christmas by being present rather than buying presents. Who do you want to bless this Christmas with your presence? Who would you like to have bless you with their presence?
This excerpt from Reflections during Advent: Dorothy Day on Prayer, Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience reveals Dorothy Day’s devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Today, we continue our community conversation on Pope Francis’s newly released encyclical On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’). Join us for an eight week conversation on this important document and our role in caring for the world around us.
Melanie Jean Juneau reflects on Pope Francis’ remarks on marriage and family at a recent General Audience: “No other school can teach the truth of love if the family does not do it.”
Join us as we prepare for the Year of Mercy by participating in a 33 day Marian Consecration retreat using the book 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.
Join us in the Prayer Corner to request prayers for your intentions and offer prayers for other CatholicMom.com readers.
Children’s-book author April Hartmann suggests that if you find yourself itching for something to add to your to-do list, then make it truly spiritual and include others.
A look at Mary in the Hail Mary as Sarah Reinhard chats with Barb Szyskiewicz in this installment of the Word by Word contributor series.
Find your inner obnoxious optimist. Learn to smile awkwardly at inappropriate times. It’s a cursed gift Gina Felter all too happily wishes to pass on to you, along with a few recommended inspiring Instagram profiles to help get you started.