By Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak
Ave Maria Radio Network
Catholic Families Worship Together
Some of you say, "Why can't I just go to Mass by myself? When I'm busy tending to children I have no idea what father is saying in his homily." We get it. But Catholic families worship together as often as possible. Hold those small children in your lap. Whisper in their ear at the time of Consecration when the Eucharist is becoming the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ that is Jesus. Hold them close. Give our little ones a key word from that day's readings and tell them to listen for that word. Make worshiping together a time of warmth and connectedness.
By Jimmy Patterson
PHILADELPHIA. It is up to all of us as Catholics to revive the faith. Everyone in the pews, from the board rooms to the soup kitchens, must take not just a role, but an active role, Bishop Robert Barron said Tuesday in his keynote presentation at the opening session of the World Meeting of Families at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Citing current studies, Bishop Barron noted that 75 percent of Catholics don't attend Mass today. And with the Second Vatican Council calling for a more active and vibrant involvement and full participation in the Mass among the faithful, "the great voices of Vatican II would have considered their project a failure" had they heard those figures.