For many friends with whom I'm connected on social media, the news of my mother Anne's passing on April 29 is not new "news". Although on a limited basis because I don't have words to properly describe the cavalcade of emotions I'm feeling, I have been sharing a bit. I'd thought that by now, I … [Read more...] about What Now?
Most Sundays, I have the great blessing of "attending Mass" alongside my family in Chicago via the wonders of technology. Greg and I typically attend Saturday evening Mass outdoors at our parish, but these Sunday mornings with my Dad, my sister, and her family have become a precious part of my … [Read more...] about Does Suffering Make Me Better or Bitter?
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as we’re joined by Robert M. Hamma, author of the newly released book Bless Us, O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers. LMH Bob, congratulations on the publication of Bless Us, O Lord. Would you please briefly … [Read more...] about Bless Us, O Lord: 3 Minutes with Robert M. Hamma
Innovativation? Creation? Imagination? Perhaps these aren't the first words that you think of when you ponder the Catholic Church. After all, our roots span millennia. Tradition is a hallmark of our teaching. But just as Jesus brought new ways to share the Good News of his father's love for … [Read more...] about OSV Innovation Challenge – A Conversation with Jason Shanks
When faced with challenges and situations whose solutions are beyond our control, sometimes, the only thing we can do is pray. We may think of this with discouragement, wondering if our offerings to God can truly make any difference. I was encouraged to learn recently about the Global Prayer … [Read more...] about Global Prayer Challenge for Mothers
The past few months of home confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic have reacquainted many of us with the world of family entertainment. One can only "Netflix and chill" for so long before one goes crazy! Many of us have rediscovered the fun of puzzles, board games, and other ways to combine … [Read more...] about Great Events: Great for Family and Friends