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...

Rebinding Family Ties

Pope Francis notes, “A perfect family does not exist. We should not be fearful of imperfections, weaknesses, or even conflict, but rather learn how to deal with them constructively.” At a May 26 Mass in the Vatican’s St. Martha guesthouse, Pope Francis told attendees about “three things, three steps that...

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...

July-August 2014

Editor’s note: Readers submitted the following content. Points to Ponder When I was young, it would be so quiet in church that you could hear a sin drop!   A young boy was scolded by his mother for having his fingers in the butter—“Jimmy! What did I say I’d do...

July-August 2014

Choosing Happiness  Lizzie Velasquez Liguori Publications $15.99 What defines you? Is it where you come from? Your friends or family? The stuff that scares you or makes you strong? Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez won’t let her audience leave without addressing this, something she was forced to do earlier than most....

Joy in God’s Presence

July-August 2014 When Jesus was asked where the reign of God was to be found, he simply responded that the reign of God is in our midst—in the midst of our families, our faith community, and our neighborhoods—in the midst of our world. The reign of God is especially found...