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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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.