You know, we make commitments all the time. We tell a friend we’ll meet her for lunch tomorrow.
We decide to eat healthy or to get physically fit. We commit to our employer to perform a certain job.
And then there are the major commitments.
Like marriage or parenthood.
Whether big or small, or over a matter of a few days or even a lifetime, every commitment we make obligates us to do something … or to not do something.
This week’s resources provide information, instruction, and inspiration for helping with our commitments.
Commit to Christ
Some are questioning their place in the Catholic Church right now. And last week’s readings speak specifically to why now, more than ever, we should continue to commit to Christ.
Commitment to Prayer
There’s no better inspiration for commitment to prayer than the life of St. Monica, whose feast day we celebrated on Monday.
Preserving Our Catholic History
Various organizations in the US have been collecting and preserving archives of our Catholic history for many years. But these organizations are dwindling in numbers, with some even closing. Who will preserve all the valuable Catholic publications, letters, photos, and other artifacts? A conference held in Boston last month sought to answer this question.
NFP for the 21st Century
Natural Family Planning has gone high tech and with the help of a new app, outperforms the pill according to the FDA.
Catholic Schools Are Better
If you’re on the fence as to whether or not paying for a Catholic education is really worth it, a recent study provides proof that a Catholic education delivers one thing that no other school can deliver–even other private schools.
Athlete on a Mission
Former Boston College quarterback Patrick Towles has become a missionary with Varsity Catholic. He’s assigned to Louisiana State University and opens up about his Catholic upbringing and his work to help Catholic athletes grow closer to God.
Let God Be God
When faced with a problem, we tend to try to come up with what we believe is the best solution and then pray to God to make it happen. But what we should do is to follow the example of Mary and turn the problem over to the Lord so He can solve the problem.
If it’s been a while since you went to Confession, you may wonder what’s changed and how to go about doing it after some time away. Father William Saunders provides a good refresher that will help get you prepared and back in the confessional.
Going All In
Video of Sister Mary Jo Sobiak has gone viral and her bobblehead is now in production. See the video and her inspiring interview on Good Morning America.
Get Your Crown
Leave it to a 5-year-old girl to provide proof that we Catholics are all princes and princesses.
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