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.
Guests and CatholicMom.com contributors Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet. share their enthusiasm for the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference. They also help kick off the new Jubilee Year of Mercy by sharing about the Divine Mercy for Moms ministry and their upcoming book, Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina.
We’re baking up plenty of fun with our Catholicmom.com Christmas Cookie Exchange! Try our contributors’ favorite cookie recipes!
With to-do lists spontaneously multiplying and the potential for overwhelm at an all-year high, Heather Renshaw ponders: what is keeping us away from Jesus this Advent season?
For moms who are hurt because their teens and young adults are straying…there is help. There is hope… Judith Costello shares her own story of straying and returning to the Faith.
Mary Lou Rosien proves that quiche doesn’t have to be complicated! Here’s a recipe for a simple quiche that’s great for parties or family dinners.
What small successes are you celebrating this week? Join the fun and get some encouragement, too! Sherry Antonetti hosts this fun weekly feature.
Join our contributors around the family table in this weekly feature. Today, Melanie Jean Juneau shares her favorite family-dinner menu.
A living-room journey to the end of the earth–even beyond Timbuktu, all the way to Timbuk-Three–carries a lesson for Jake Frost in the joy of glowing.
Lorrie Lane Dyer offers a poem expressing the hope of the season.
Erin Franco realizes that it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, the holiday season comes with complicated relationships and situations that are tough to navigate.
Living out the Works of Mercy can seem like and abstract idea. Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet share a great (and FREE) tool to download to help you live out a life of mercy as we begin the Extraordinary Year of Mercy.
Catholic Relief Services invites you to use the attached prayers, in solitude or in your families and faith communities or to share as images on social media, and prepare your hearts for the coming of God into the world.
Nicole Johnson presents a reflection on the stark difference of the manger scene when viewed without the baby Jesus present and how His birth created a home for each one of us to reside.
After reading Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain, Michael Carrillo saw his own wife’s journey to Catholicism through Merton’s words.
Elizabeth Pardi compares a two-year-old’s coloring outside the lines to failure to live in accordance with the Ten Commandments.
Do you feel guilty about things that don’t deserve your attention? Theresa Ceniccola invites you to join her in getting rid of that unnecessary guilt!
Jane Korvemaker takes us into a conversion story, the work of her ongoing evangelization. This time, it’s Mary that secretly snags her to bring her in for an embrace from Christ, and she wonders – do you have a story of evangelization with Mary?
On a day dedicated to the Blessed Mother, Barb Szyszkiewicz reviews a new album of Marian chant by the Monks of Norsia.
Our Question of the Week: what’s your family’s favorite Advent custom?
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