Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Immediately following the Solemnity of Pentecost last Sunday, we are officially launched into Ordinary Time! This longer of the two periods of Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar takes us through the whole summer and fall and ends on the Feast of Christ the King; the last Sunday before Advent and the new Liturgical Calendar begins.

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Book Review: The Word of the Lord

The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen is a delightful little board book introducing little ones to Scripture. Each of the eleven verses of Scripture is paired with a simple and inviting illustration, with bright colors and durable board book pages. The verses selected are key to our Catholic Faith: perfect references to memorize as they guide us to live in virtue and remind us of God’s profound Love for each one of us.

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Beginner’s Guide to the Seven Sacraments

Guest Post by Laurel Whitworth

Christianity is one of the world’s largest religious groups, with nearly 2.5 billion people following one of its five major denominations—Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic. Roughly half of all worldwide Christians identify as Catholic, making it the largest of the Christian churches. That number continues to grow as worshippers share their faith and experiences with those across the globe and new members join local congregations. The Statistical Yearbook of the Church or Annuario Pontificio, released annually by Central Statistics Office of the Church, compiles data relating to the church’s demographics and trends, as well as contains a list of every diocese, Roman Curia office, and papal university in the world.

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