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.
Are you looking for a fun way to grow in your faith? Then you don't want to miss the Catholic Catalogue Book Club!
Read reflections on some of the CC4M presentations by Catholicmom.com writers and learn how you can access the videos for the entire online conference throughout the remainder of Lent.
This Lent, CatholicMom.com is partnering with CRS Rice Bowl in a special way, sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Today, Erin McCole Cupp samples Vary Amin'Anana, a recipe for rice and greens from Madagascar.
Looking for a meaningful way to pray as a family this Holy Week? Megan Swaim shares her favorite way to pray the Stations of the Cross and gives tips for making this meaningful and life-changing prayer journey with your family.
Exploring the lives of the saints with your child is a meaningful way to instill a childhood love of our Catholic faith. Tiffany Walsh describes how her own son has come to appreciate stories of the saints via the child saint, St. Dominic Savio.
Christine Johnson reviews Jeff Cavins' new book, When You Suffer, noting "To know that someone I always loved and could recognize, even in my childhood, as a saint could suffer from a Dark Night…it gave me such hope and comfort!"
Lisa Hess takes junk drawers from junky to organized with 3 words to live by: "Divide and conquer."
Sometimes it is uncomfortable for us to admit we need humility. During this Lenten season Deanna Bartalini began praying the Litany of Humility to become less concerned about things of this world and focus more on what God expects from her.
Interested in building a spring wardrobe with ethical choices? Check out Colleen Mitchell's 10 must-haves for spring fashion--all ethically-sourced!
Marc Cardaronella discusses 4 reasons, drawn from a sociological study, why parents are essential and irreplaceable in keeping kids Catholic.
Scaling Mt. Laundry, Crowdsourcing-Style: Twelve Tips for Getting Laundry Under Control, From People Other Than Myself
Somewhere, on the road to sanctity, one must scale Mt. Laundry. Rhonda Ortiz shares her (friends') tips.
Meg Matenaer reviews Jeff Cavins's new book When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding, a practical guide that helps us both understand the great value of our suffering and how we can unite our suffering to Christ's by living our pain with great charity.
Most of the time we get to choose our Lenten practices, but sometimes God chooses them for us. Kelly Guest candidly shares with us what God has asked of her this Lent.
A ride in an expensive sports car got Emily Jaminet dreaming, then realizing that her real masterpieces have two legs and are walking blessings!
When the empty ice-cream container flopped on its side and stared accusingly back at her, Karee Santos learned some valuable lessons about finding strength to avoid temptation.
Tommy Tighe is here to encourage you to stop comparing yourself to the rest of the blogosphere and be okay with who you are.
Our Question of the Week: what fills your family's Easter baskets! Share your favorite ideas for basket-fillers and egg hunts here!
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Please note that we'll be taking a two-week vacation from the Sunday Brunch! We'll return on April 10. In the meantime, enjoy our Holy Week articles and a special "From the Archives" feature we're introducing after Easter.
On behalf of all the writers at CatholicMom.com, I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Holy Week and Easter!
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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.