How families can make the most of Mass at home

Timothy O’Malley reflects on how his family is dealing with the interruption to their Sunday routine during the COVID-19 quarantine. “The first Sunday spent in quarantine, we tuned into our parish’s Sunday Mass, only to see our son immediately become angry. He

How to make the most of Holy Week at home

American Catholics are facing an unimaginable Holy Week this year. With the suspension of public Masses throughout every diocese in all 50 states, there will be no Palm Sundays in our parishes, no Triduum liturgies, no joyous Easter Sunday Mass. It’s almost

Socially isolate and chill

Lisa Hendey writes that with many families engaging in prescribed “social distancing” as the coronavirus reaches pandemic levels, managing screen time will be the new norm for the foreseeable future. It’s good to know that many of the online streaming services offer

The why and how of making a spiritual communion

It’s important to recall that, although our obligation to attend Mass might be dispensed, we are never dispensed from honoring the Third Commandment to “keeping holy the Sabbath.” Sunday remains to be set apart as another opportunity to grow in communion with

Life of Christ, Part 10: Jesus’ opposition

In the 10th installment on the life of Christ, Russell Shaw writes about the Sadducees and Pharisees, the opposition who were hostile and unyielding from the start, and by the end, they had become murderous. Telling themselves that serving God required getting

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