Living Catholicism

Each month, you’ll find this column in Today’s Catholic newspaper.  You’ll also find each month’s contribution here after publication, to share with your friends.  Enjoy!

Living Catholicism: On Family Vacations

by Nan Balfour Each summer, I could count on this conversation between my sons and me as we packed for our family vacation: “Make sure you pack clothes for Mass.” “What?! Why do we have to go to Mass when we are on vacation?!” My usual response, “Just because we are on vacation does not […]

Living Catholicism: In God’s Image & Likeness

All of the advancements in education and technology have failed to address the most basic needs of the human person; who am I; what is my purpose?

Living Catholicism: New Life In Christ

“Christ has risen!” “He has risen indeed, Alleluia!” If you were to walk the streets of Jerusalem during the Easter season, you might hear Christians greet each other with the salutation above, as if this were a current event; and indeed, it is. Yes, Jesus rose from the dead 2,000 years ago, but his Resurrection […]

Living Catholicism: Diving Into the Bible

On my own, I have read the entire Bible several times, and in particular the Gospels, yet I discovered that the more I read, the more I grew in the desire to increase my understanding and enrich my faith. My routine was to read Scripture daily, reflect on it and see how what I had […]

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Living Catholicism: Begin the New Year with a Powerful Woman

When you think about powerful women, who first comes to your mind? A CEO? A queen? A ruler? A military leader?  National Geographic magazine’s December 2015 issue calls Mary, Mother of God, “The Most Powerful Woman in the World”, with an image of Mary on the front cover. Imagine that: Mary, the Mother of God, on the front […]