Welcome to the CatholicMom.com 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 co-hosts Lisa Hendey, Gina Felter, and Sarah Reinhard continue the conversation on Mary for the Month of Mary with a special focus on Sarah’s newest book, Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary
Join our contributors around the family table in this weekly feature. Today, Meg Matenaer shares a recipe for Fire-Roasted Slow Cooker Chili.
Claire Dwyer reminds Catholic mothers who feel that they “missed out” on the Papal Visit that if the Pope is the head of the Church, they are undeniably the heart. In other words, where the Pope goes, we go….in other words, we were there.
Melanie Jean Juneau reminds readers that Pope Francis consistently proclaims traditional Catholic Social Teaching with joy. Even better, he has joyfully lived out what he has preached for decades.
Elizabeth Pardi shares how watching her daughter learn to pick up raisins gave her some insight into the reasons for and value of suffering.
God is always sending us special messages, many times through our friends and family. Michele Faehnle shares how God has reached down and touched her through text messages and through these instances she has learned to better listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to help others.
For the last few years Sr. Margaret has been translating letters from Syria for Archbishop Nassar. Each one of them, filled with Christian hope, faith, and emotion, reminds her of letters from another Bishop of Syria, Ignatius of Antioch.
Marc Cardaronella reflects on the life, legacy, and spiritual doctrine of St. Teresa of Avila. Learn about her early attempt at martyrdom, the stages of prayer, and the Transforming Union.
Maureen Wittman encourages parents to read to their children, reminding us that good stories stir our hearts. They create emotions that move us to action. They reflect the Good, the True, and the Beautiful.
Lance Rosen reflects on how spiritual slumps can be opportunities for us to figure out what we need to do differently, instead of telling God what He needs to do differently.
After a long time of being bullied, the beautiful, intelligent, and talented young lady began to feel worthless, alone and sad. Kelly Guest hopes to teach this girl an invaluable lesson through a parable about the bully and God’s love.
Jesus came to set all prisoners of sin free. Cindy Costello shares the profound experience of being in the Archbishop’s Palace in Krakow, Poland, where the Lord’s crucifix lead her to contemplate the Scripture passage, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me….to proclaim liberty to captives.”
Our best-laid plans rarely turn out the way we envision, but humorous reflections can help ease the strain. Join Tiffany Walsh for a look at an evening, and a craft project, that did not turn out exactly as planned…
Brian K. Kravec entrusts his fears and worries to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots–and discovers that the knots in the ribbon of his life are finally coming undone.
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.
Our Question of the Week was inspired by a post to our Facebook page. Do you have creative ways to preserve or use your children’s art?
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