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Majority of U.S. Mothers Work Outside the Home, Love Parenting

The Pew Research Center recently released six facts about mothers in the United States. The stats show that the majority of women are having fewer children and working outside the home more than in years past, but also find parenting rewarding and joyful.


Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Good mothers bring tenderness to society, Pope Francis says. We can all follow the example of Mary, the Mother of God and first disciple.


The Wedding at Cana Reflected in the Family

While in Ecuador, Pope Francis delivered a homily and meditated on the intersection of the Gospel story of the Wedding at Cana and family life today.


Marriage, the Consecrated Life, and Women in the Church

Speaking to a group of consecrated men and women, Pope Francis highlighted the relationship between the consecrated life and marriage, and the importance of women’s “feminine genius” in the Church.


Our Mother the Church and the Gift of Motherhood

In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.


Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray, and Act

In our book-of-the-month for May, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss offer daily spiritual exercises to busy mothers who feel like they don’t have time to pray.


A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

In the fall of 2011, my husband Patrick and I had been married eight years and our family was rapidly growing. Our oldest child had just turned six and we were expecting our fifth child in December. John Paul was born on December 6, 2011. We knew immediately that something was very wrong.


My Legacy

What will your legacy be? Sara reflects here on the “little moments” of sacrifice for the good of her husband and son. “While small, these are tasks of monumental importance because it is through them that I will leave my legacy.”


The Interior Conflict of Career and Motherhood

A phone call during her workday, from her sick son, illuminated the “internal contradiction” Stacey feels between her identity as a mother and her weekday work responsibilities. In this post, she reflects on the challenge of reconciling motherhood and work outside the home – a challenge well-known to many.


Saying “No” to Good Things

Saying “yes” to time for your marriage and family could mean saying “no” to good things, as Sara and Justin write about here. As Fall begins, with increased activities for many families, their advice is timely.


Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women

The author uses an evangelical style to encourage readers to be a “woman for others.”


Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood

“This book bothered me right at the beginning. Something about the cover image — a woman wearing a polka-dot dress, 3-inch heels and a halo while sitting on a cloud — turned me off. The word “bodacious” made me wonder if the book should be taken seriously. So what made me change my mind?”


A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy

Drawing on the example of Mary and the saints, the author offers helpful guidance for pregnancy, childbirth and baptism. She reflects on the mysteries of the rosary, offers simple faith practices, and explains an element of Catholic belief related to each chapter’s theme. A perfect gift for a newly pregnant friend or family member!


Saints on Call: Everyday Devotions for Moms

When we need help or encouragement, it’s nice to know that we can turn to those special friends of God–the saints. These short biographies of 50 female saints will delight and inspire the reader.


Embracing Motherhood

For the faithful Catholic mother who seeks to raise her children in a devout household, the author offers support and ideas. Motherhood, she says, is not a condition to be endured but a vocation to be embraced.


A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

Are you looking for a little inspiration from a canonized saint or blessed? This book makes it easy to choose a saint for a short period of prayer or to find weekly models over the course of a year.


Creating New Life, Nurturing Families: A Woman’s Perspective

Creating New Life, Nurturing Families: A Woman’s Perspective

Motherhood, says the author, is clearly a spiritual pursuit. It enlarges the ability to love so that one can spend eternity with a boundlessly loving God. Among other topics, Callahan looks at Christian perspectives on sexuality, including theology of the body; maternal dangers such as depression; balancing family and work; and joy and suffering.


Practical Help from Elizabeth Ministry

These four short, practical booklets offer help to couples dealing with infertility, miscarriage, and prenatal problems.


Handbook for Catholic Moms

Handbook for Catholic Moms

This helpful “how-to” book emphasizes life long learning in the vocation to motherhood; balance; and handing on the faith to one’s children.


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