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Proposing, Not Imposing, Faith

In our daily work here at Liguori Publications, we often discuss how to best write about our faith. A big part of writing effectively about faith is recognizing how crucial the internal journey is. That spiritual journey within is our theme for this issue. In addition to Liguorian, Liguori also...

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January 2016 Crossword Puzzle

Editor’s Note: It was brought to our attention that the crossword puzzle that ran in the Jan. 2016 issue was carried over from Dec. 2015. We apologize for the oversight. Click here to access a printable/downloadable PDF page with the correct grid, clues, and answer key for the Jan. 2016...

The Comforts of Home

Steve didn’t want to check on Aunt Liz while his wife was away, but a promise was a promise. This one became more than he bargained for. Remember your promise!” Cathy said as Steve handed his wife her carry-on bag and gave her a quick kiss before she headed to...

Life Directions Peers Inspiring Peers

The forget-me-not flower is a visual symbol of Life Directions,” Rev. John says. “As legend has it, during the creation, as God finished naming each plant and animal and was preparing to rest, then he heard a small voice: ‘What about me?’ God bent down and lifted the little seedling....

Being Authentic to God

I have a theory about nurturing faith in the family. It goes like this: If a child’s faith is an integral part of his or her everyday life—not just the overtly religious parts—it will become so central to that person’s identity that he or she could never leave the Church because...

Washed, Anointed, and Ready for Work

I notice things. So a couple of Sundays after confirmation in my parish, I noticed that Brett, a newly confirmed high school senior, was not with his family. After Mass I approached his dad in the plaza. “Where’s Brett?” I asked. I had a hunch I knew the answer. His...

Nurturing Your Family’s Faith

I probably learned to count by praying the rosary with my family, mostly because I was calculating how many prayers were left before I could go do something else. The rosary was a thread that ran through the life of my family. One of the last images I have of...

Children and Politics

It’s for our children.” “No child left behind.” “Latch-key kids.” “Anchor babies.” “It’s not a choice; it’s a child.” That short list of slogans and terms demonstrates that for decades politicians and political campaigns have focused on a lot more than kissing babies. At times, children are front and center...

January 2016

Spring Meditations John Bartunek, LC Liguori Publications $9.99 Consciously or not, we too often live disconnected from our planet’s natural rhythms. We can make night seem like day and summer seem like winter. We can travel from tundra to tropics in less than a day and find whatever fruit or...

New Throwback Thursday Content Added!

Our Throwback Thursday content has been lagging since the update to the new site. But we’re happy to report, we’re back in the swing of things and Throwback Thursday is back! With 100 years in publishing, Liguorian has a LOT to share. Check it out!

Liguori Elects New President

Liguori Publications’ board of directors has elected Father Byron Miller, C.Ss.R., as president, effective Sept. 14. The former executive director of the National Seelos Shrine in New Orleans succeeds Father Donald Willard, C.Ss.R., who served as Liguori’s president for two years. “I’m very happy to be here,” said Miller. “As...

Welcome to Our New Home

You don’t celebrate more than 100 years in publishing without being open to change. In keeping with the times and to better meet the needs of our viewers, Liguorian.org has undergone a makeover! Our completely redesigned site offers improved navigation and search options, a better response for mobile users, and...

Family Promise

Managing Editor Elizabeth Herzing interviews Chris Kaul of Family Promise about its mission to build communities and strengthen lives. Q. What is the history of Family Promise? How did it get started? A. In 1981, Karen Olson, a marketing executive who developed promotional campaigns for consumer products, saw a homeless woman...

A Call to Respond, Not React

As I write this at the end of August, tensions are hot but cooling in Ferguson, MO. You know the background: On Aug. 9, a white police officer named Darren Wilson stopped a young black man named Michael Brown on the street. It’s unclear what happened next, but it is...

September 2014

Heavenly rank My father was stationed at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, when I was a young girl. Every “Army brat” who lived on the post was very aware of the acronym R.H.I.P., which means, “Rank has its privileges.” My mother taught a religion class at the Catholic...

The Icon Its Miraculous Power

The Redeemer, Mary and You September 2014 The Icon-The Journey of an Icon: Part I The Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help was entrusted to The Redemptorists in 1866; its history extends far beyond the years it has been under Redemptorist care. Although there is no written record about...

The Globalization of Kindness

September 2014 More and more, we are aware of the vast migrations of people from one country to another, from one continent to another. We take for granted the minute-by-minute exchanges between financial markets across great distances. Technology and rapid, split-second sharing of information on the communication superhighway, imports and...

Seeing the Faces of God

September 2014 Every so often when I read a Gospel story, I stop and say, “Huh?” Itseems like some crucial piece of information is missing. I get one of those inklings when I read the story of the disciples walking with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. It’s difficult to...

Shoes for Jake

September 2014 Thieves broke into the empty home of my son’s friend but only grabbed his shoes. Why? Nothing else was worth taking. The young man—I’ll call him Jake—was orphaned at twelve and moved in with an aunt in a rough neighborhood. He was regularly urged to commit crimes and...