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Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak launch the first-ever digital platform dedicated to helping Catholic families enrich their faith at home.

Following the pandemic, Church leaders at every level have called for the need to build strong domestic churches, faithful families capable of encountering Christ at home and bringing God’s grace to the world. In response to this call, Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, in collaboration with the Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life (PeytonFamilyInstitute.org), have developed CatholicHOM.com. An acronym for “Households on Mission,” CatholicHOM is the first-ever comprehensive digital platform dedicated to helping Catholic families encounter Christ more meaningfully at home and draw closer to each other by living the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life.

“When God created the human family, he established certain practices to help it be healthy and holy. We call those practices the ‘Liturgy of Domestic Church Life,’” Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak said. “This comprehensive, family-based approach to Catholic spirituality helps families create even more loving, connected and caring households and discover how to encounter Christ more meaningfully in their homes. CatholicHOM was created to help families live out this uniquely Catholic vision of family life and enable them to experience a little more of God’s perfect love in their home.”



CatholicHOM focuses on the three universal building blocks of healthy family functioning as the basis for articulating the “rites” that constitute the full celebration of the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life, instituted by God at the beginning of time, and how each of these “rites” provides ongoing formation in one of the three baptismal missions: 

The Rite of Christian Relationship—helps your family live the priestly mission of baptism by showing you how to fill your home with the love that flows from God’s own heart. That love starts with parents who are generous with their affection, foster strong family rituals, prioritize relationship-time over activities and adopt a loving-guidance approach to discipline based on the Preventive System of childrearing developed by St. John Bosco. 

The Rite of Family Rituals—helps your family live the prophetic mission of baptism, with a focus on developing strong family rituals for working, playing, talking and praying together, and godly attitudes toward work, fun, relationships and faith. Examples include attending Mass together as a family and praying a family rosary; cleaning up the kitchen together after dinner; and having thoughtful, dynamic conversations about faith and values. 

The Rite of Reaching Out—helps your family live the royal mission of Baptism. By learning to care more generously for each other and the world, we learn to serve like Christ. To serve with Christ is to reign with Him. Examples include serving one another at home (preparing meals, doing chores, etc.); being Godly families out in the world (for example, being polite to restaurant staff, saying “please and thank you,” and tipping appropriately to show gratitude for services rendered), and families serving their parish and community together (as opposed to letting service be one more thing that divides them).




There will be a free version of the CatholicHOM app, which will include all the basic information Catholics need to learn about the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life and how it can help their family be an even more loving, connected, and caring household. The app will feature downloadable resources, video interviews and recorded talks on the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life, tune into the “Momfidence” and “BeDADitudes” podcasts, a Domestic Church Blueprint Quiz and discussions to help Catholics address basic questions and concerns about their faith.

A premium subscription to CatholicHOM includes all the benefits of the free app, PLUS:

  • Full access to a fun-for-the-whole-family, professionally animated CatholicHOM
  • Foundational videos that will show you and your kids how simple it is to live the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life
  • Access to the exclusive, weekly “CatholicHOM Podcast,” hosted by CatholicHOM founders Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
  • Access to a growing HOM Improvement Library of short, Building Your CatholicHOM Videos chock-full of practical tips for creating a loving, connected, caring Catholic home.
  • Monthly HOM Family Meetings: Live, online, parenting Q&A’s with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
  • Full access to regular Live Stream events, giving you the spot training you need to be a more inspired, effective parent and a happier, healthier, holier family.
  • Monthly fun, downloadable activities to help your family celebrate your faith at home.
  • Make new friends and get support with full access to moderated discussion forums.
  • Personalized support. Get group and personal coaching with a professional
  • CatholicHOM coach. (These services are offered for an additional fee).
  • Deep discounts and exclusive merchandise at a Members-only Store.
  • Need professional counseling for yourself, your marriage or your family? Your CatholicHOM membership will put you at the top of the waiting list at CatholicCounselors.com, a founding sponsor of CatholicHOM.com.


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Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak will present CatholicHOM, a dynamic, immersive experience for families during four one-hour sessions (10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. ET) at the Family Track on Saturday, June 18 at the Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta: CatholicFamilyAtlanta.com (free registration required). 

At the Vatican’s invitation, Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak will then travel overseas to present the opening keynote at the Rome World Meeting of Families. Their talk, titled “The Domestic Church & Synodality: Toward a New Ecclesiology Through the Liturgy of Domestic Church Life,” will be presented at 10:15 a.m. Rome time Thursday, June 23 in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

The Liturgy of Domestic Church Life enjoys the support of both the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth as well as the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life. The Liturgy of Domestic Church Life has also received a unanimous commendation by the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service.

CatholicHOM is a partnership between the Pastoral Solutions Institute (CatholicCounselors.com), a pastoral tele-counseling ministry directed by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, and the Peyton Institute for Domestic Church Life, an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross that was founded by Venerable Patrick Peyton. 

Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are the founders of CatholicHOM. They are also the founders and directors of the Pastoral Solutions Institute (CatholicCounselors.com), a group, pastoral tele-counseling practice serving Catholic individuals, couples and families worldwide; authors of more than 20 books; and the hosts of “More2Life,” which airs on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. 

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