Our Question of the Week: how do you explain the importance of First Communion to a non-Catholic?
Marianna Bartholomew describes the chapel railcars that helped spread the Faith in the Western states, noting that when we go to our churches, we can know that generations of Catholics before us paved the way for us to enjoy a Catholic presence today.
“Blessed, Broken and Poured Out” are the five words that came alive for Ellen Mongan as the priest lifted up the host and then raised the cup. Her life has never been the same. Just as the host is blessed, broken and then poured out, so are we, if we let Jesus reign in our lives. Will you let Him?
Marcellino D’Ambrosio offers a reflection for Holy Thursday: the bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ which are, in turn, meant to transform us.
Kara Klein wonders how many days she spends dreaming, planning, preparing all the ways she think she can build up God’s Kingdom, while she is literally forgetting to love the person right in front of her. During this Lenten season her prayer is to remember her deepest calling.
Marianna Bartholomew observes that despite harrowing images on the news, we can still choose to flow in union with the Blessed Trinity, and enter a loving union with our fellow man.
On the menu for CatholicMom.com’s Sunday Brunch, we have a sample of articles from the past week.
Although born without sin, Mary was yet still haunted by sin. Susan Bailey explores Mary’s silent burden and the solace she found in her role as Mother of God.