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.
Sundays at 2 Eastern, 11 Pacific: 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.
What it Means to be a Pro-Life Woman
Related: Do You Know a Woman of Bravery?
Many women are quietly brave. Shouldn’t those often unnoticed women in our lives today–those we love and admire–be recognized by us for their the courage of their character? Kaye Hinckley tells the stories of some brave Biblical women.
This Calls for a Celebration: the Assumption of Mary
Question of the Week
St. Lawrence, Patron Saint of Comedians
Navigating a Quarterlife Crisis: My Journey with St. Dominic
Third Orders are an opportunity for laypeople to adopt the spirituality of a religious order that speaks to their heart. Tiffany Walsh discusses her journey as a twenty-something who thought she was a natural Carmelite, but ultimately found joy and peace with the Dominicans.
Giving Our Thoughts to God with St. Clare
St. Clare of Assisi gave up everything for God and died with no regrets. As moms, we sure give God a lot for the sake of our families: is it even possible to give Him more? Meg Matenaer discusses the one thing that we moms tend to keep for ourselves and how St. Clare can help us to let go.
A Prayer for Moms and Dads who Struggle with Sin and Regret
Are You Spiritually Neglecting Your Child?
Marlon De La Torre exhorts parents to remember that our children do have a sense of knowing when we pray for them. Our spiritual progress is hinged on whether our devotion to Christ is reflective of our sacramental living.
Tech Talk: Never Miss a Homily Again
A growing number of priests and deacons have begun offering the text and/or audio recordings of their homilies online, so that people who didn't get to hear the whole thing can catch up later--and people who want to prayerfully review it can do that as well.
Catholic Life Support 2: Books
Practical Gardening: Buying Gardening Containers on the Cheap
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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.