Free Resource: Celebrating Mary in the Month of May

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on May 13, 2020 3:34:00 PM

As the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima today, the McGrath Institute for Church Life is releasing a free resource: Celebrating Mary in the Month of May: A Resource for the Domestic Church.

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Topics: devotional prayer, Mary, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources, Marian devotion, May Crowning

Homeschooling 101, Part 2: Laying the Foundation

Posted by Caroline Murphy on Apr 29, 2020 6:50:00 AM

In the first part of this series, I offered some thoughts on homeschooling and crisis management. In this installment, I’ll give suggestions pertaining to essential needs.

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Topics: children, education, domestic church, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, homeschooling

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Apr 20, 2020 1:09:01 PM

Over the past several weeks, we’ve received a number of requests from people looking for resources to assist them in different ways as they meet the challenges presented by stay-at-home orders and social distancing restrictions. In response, we’ve begun curating online resources in this weekly series, including links in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.  

Here are several that caught our attention for this week:

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Topics: catechesis, liturgical music, Metropolitan Museum of Art, domestic church, Catolicismo hispano, COVID-19 Resources, religious education, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, Examen

A Former Hermit's Thoughts on Solitude

Posted by Fr. Herbert Yost, CSC on Apr 16, 2020 7:05:00 AM

From 1999 until 2004, I lived as a hermit. Now, like many others, I once again find myself spending a great deal of time alone. However, there are two huge differences between then and now: then, my solitude was freely chosen. Now, because of COVID-19, solitude is forced by stay-at-home orders. 

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Topics: prayer, relationships, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources, solitude

Crisis and the Catholic School's Response

Posted by Clare Kilbane on Apr 15, 2020 7:06:00 AM

A crisis has a strange way of clarifying things. For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped me to recognize the important contributions Catholic schools are uniquely positioned to make. As I’ve worked to support Catholic school leaders in “pivoting” to distance education, I’ve become keenly aware of the many ways Catholic schools help the families they serve.

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Topics: Catholic education, domestic church, COVID-19 Resources, Catholic schools

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