Being a mother is wonderful. It comes with sweet-smelling newborns and sticky-fingered hugs from toddlers and teenagers that can blow you away with their surprising insights on life. But it’s hard, and getting harder, especially for Catholic moms who are trying to raise their children in the Faith, This post from Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly has help.
Why two Ascension feast days?
Does your diocese celebrate the feast of the Ascension of the Lord on Thursday (which is then a Holy Day of Obligation)? Or on Sunday? Here’s why there’s a difference: […]
New mom seeks Holy Week advice
A new mom of a squirmy little boy is wondering how to handle the beautiful–and long–liturgies of Holy Week. When do you leave the little guy at home? How do you engage a baby during a long Mass or service? Let us know on the website.
Lenten traditions around the globe
As early as the third century, St. Irenaeus discussed Lenten preparation for Easter, talking about what the “forefathers” in faith, meaning the apostles, did to prepare for Easter. However, in […]
Our Lady of Guadalupe: Truly heaven-sent
Veneration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast day is December 12, is not limited to Catholics of Hispanic heritage. Indeed, she is the patroness of all America: North, Central and South, as Pope Pius XII designated in 1945. How did this come about? Find out online.