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.
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Encouragement for Families
Terry McDermott offers words of encouragement to a family with young children at Sunday Mass: there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Each time you bring your family to Mass, you are inching closer to that light.
Lisa Hendey ponders Pope Francis’s Wednesday Catechesis advice to “choose simplicity” as one possible way to have a loving impact on the world around her. What can you and your family do to live more simply?
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Martyrdom of Love
The Shroud of Turin: Autobiographical Icon?
Keeping the Feast
Has Anyone Seen My Identity?
Meg Bucaro relearns about the importance of forgiveness and shares what she learned from her high school religion teacher, 20 years after graduation. Why should we forgive? How do we forgive? What if the person that hurt us does not deserve to be forgiven? How do we know when we have forgiven?
Keep the Spirit Alive
Dr. Elizabeth Cox, an OBGYN doctor, recently embraced Natural Family Planning into her practice and marriage and decided to stop prescribing artificial contraception or perform elective sterilizations. CatholicMom.com columnist Erika Marie brings us this story of hope, healing, and love.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count. Her booklet, The Handy Little Guide to Prayer, is available now from Our Sunday Visitor.