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Parents can find a good balance between tech-based activities and natural...

When I was a kid, my main form of media consumption was books. I used to go to the library and check out four...

‘The mosquitoes are special:’ Summer pests remind us to meditate on...

July is one of those months. The heat of summer sets in and elderly uncles come to visit and delight in declaring – with...

Celebrating ‘a summer of saints’ through shrine visits, CDs, books —...

It’s been a summer of saints for our little family. By sheer coincidence, thanks to professional and social schedules, during the month of June alone,...

Summer Mass in the gym: Find beauty in temporary spaces

By Rita Buettner, OSV Our church is under renovation, so we will be celebrating Mass in other parish spaces for a while. Initially, I thought...

Continue celebrating a very different Easter season this year: Laura Kelly...

May is usually a month crammed with celebrations on our calendars. We rush between graduations, first Communions, confirmations, showers for summer weddings or babies,...

Faith-filled summer activities for families

Summer may be almost over, but there's still time for families to enjoy a few fun, faith-filled activities. Such as: • Plant a Mary garden: Create...

Schedule God into busy summer family plans

My family missed Mass a few weeks ago. It doesn't happen often, so my youngest looked genuinely confused when I told him we weren't...

Is Vacation Bible School worthwhile?

Summer usually brings with it a certain slowdown. This is no different for school and parish life. School is out, religious education classes and...

Five books for your spiritual summer reading list

With vacations, better weather and simply slowing down, summer seems to be the best time to get lost in a book. Whether your book...

Summer spiritual fitness

"Don't take a vacation from your vocation!" These words are often repeated this time of year in seminaries across the country. The warning is to...

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