COLLEEN JURKIEWICZ CATHOLIC HERALD If this were a normal May, honoring the Blessed Mother would almost be too easy. We [...]
These final weeks of the RCIA process, when the catechumen become “the elect” and prepare for initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, are meant to be periods of “purification and enlightenment.” But as the novel coronavirus began emerging as a serious threat to public health in the early weeks of March, it quickly became clear that this period would last much longer than anyone had anticipated.
It may not have been the Easter their families expected this year, but these Milwaukee Catholic Mamas were able to make the day a blessed and joyous affair, adapting old family traditions and even embracing a few new ones.
This Holy Week is going to be difficult. We are going to feel isolated. We are going to feel disconnected. We may feel angry or even abandoned.
The Milwaukee Catholic Mamas Facebook group is a veritable brain trust of great ideas and nifty resources for surviving an apocalyptic quarantine situation while keeping your family’s sanity — and souls — intact.
Jackie Block, MFT, LCSW is a therapist working in the Agnesian Health Care system in Fond du Lac. She has 30 years of experience treating children, adults, couples and families.
COLLEEN JURKIEWICZ CATHOLIC HERALD STAFF Something beautiful about Catholic culture is the great diversity in the experiences and backgrounds of [...]