CM Sunday Brunch 3

Welcome to the 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 #1: Back to School Basics

Join us for the latest episode of CM Hangout, our new audio and video podcast. This week, we chat about getting ready for back to school: tips, tricks and survival tactics! Use #CMHangout to share your feedback.

Meet & Support Margorie: Our Unbound Child of the Month

We’re thrilled to again be partnering with our friends at Unbound to be a part of the families they serve around the world! Unbound has joined us as a “World View Wednesday” contributor. Each month, they will be sharing a column to inform you about the lives of families around the world. We will also offer you the chance to partner tangibly with them by prayerfully considering sponsoring a child or aging friend.

Are Jesus and Mary appearing today?

Miracles and apparitions are a venerable part of Christianity, but do we need to respond to every alleged modern-day apparition with complete trust? Bernard Toutounji comments.

Lessons from the Car Line

Do school car line legends exist where you live, too? A few weeks into the school year, Lisa Schmidt finds that sitting still in car line provides opportunities to simply ponder. And thanks to the movie Mr. Mom, she's making connections between car line and the Mass.

Pope Francis: Family Prayer Must Be Rooted in Love

Melanie Jean Juneau discusses the pope's recent general audience on family prayer where he reminds the faithful, "Small gestures imbued with authentic love of God are powerful signs to our children, signs which communicate both our own Love of God and His love for them.

Two Worlds, One Life

Nicole Johnson reflects on the challenge of harmonizing her world of being a stay-at-home mother of three with that of her husband's very different day-to-day life in the corporate work world.  Read how the perfect "composer" helps them stay in tune with one another and create one life from two worlds.

How NOT to Talk about Money

Erin Franco reminds us that how you talk about money in your marriage and in public is important. She gives us practical tips for affirming our spouses where money is concerned, as well as navigating social conversations about money with grace.

What did Pope Francis really say about the annulment process?

Lisa Hendey offers a summary of trusted Catholic news sources to help our reading community understand today’s Vatican announcements on changes to the annulment process.

An unfortunate meeting with Mary

Through the tragedy of losing her own son, Dawn Wright describes her growing devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows. Her feast day on September 15 can be the beginning of a new journey for all mothers.

Coloring for God!

Dial the heavenly phone line while coloring! Judith Costello introduces readers to her new coloring book, Sacred Images, and shares a video on how coloring can become a prayer.

Christian Morality

What factors helped to form your morality? As Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp begins a new year of teaching the subject to high-school students, she reflects on her own moral development.

Theology of the Body Books for Children Part 2

Grace Mazza Urbanski continues her review of books that will help parents form their children in the wisdom of the Church. As gender identity issues proliferate, these books for children ages 4-7 are heaven-sent!

90 Minutes in Heaven: "Must See" for All Who Seek the Truth

Lisa Hendey shares her review of the film 90 Minutes in Heaven, opening in theaters nationwide today. Learn why she calls this “a story of faith, family, grit and grace.”

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