Maura Koulik. How does a Catholic mother instill the Faith in her children? How does she deal with issues of education and discipline, how does she maintain her own faith-and hold her family together-in the face of life's routine or unexpected challenges? To answer these questions, editor Maura Koulik has gathered the stories of twelve Catholic mothers in this faith affirming collection, The Art of Catholic Mothering.
Prayers – Organized by Type
Learning How to Pray: Catholic Prayer
I felt pitied and ashamed of being single, but after much thought and prayer, God led me to ask a few questions. Why do you think being in a relationship will make you a better and happier person? The answer seemed clear: Your womanhood should be lived out each day, not just in a relationship. Relationship status is not the meaning of my life.
23 Short Prayers - Hope for Your Soul
Denver, Colo. This can leave the lay single person feeling that they are in a vocational limbo of sorts, and it's become a topic of much heated and emotional debate in the Catholic blogosphere: have these people missed their vocation? Is the lay single state, chosen or by default, a vocation? Ben Hasse is a vocations director for the Diocese of Marquette, Mich. He said addressing the topic of singleness in the Church can be difficult because of the emotions surrounding the issue.
Oxford University Press Bolero Ozon. Best Review at the Catholic Press Association Convention Studies of young American Catholics over the last three decades suggest a growing crisis in the Catholic Church: compared to their elders, young Catholics are looking to the Church less as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic and why that matters. Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics. Drawing on in-depth surveys and interviews of Catholics and ex-Catholics ages 18 to a demographic commonly known as early "emerging adulthood"--leading sociologist Christian Smith and his colleagues offer a wealth of insight into the wide variety of religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and life-altering events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults.