Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Hendey, founder and Webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com. She happened to be in Chicago and visited Loyola Press at the invitation of Sr. Julie Vieira, IHM, a member of our staff who blogs about being a nun in today’s world (www.ANunsLife.org).
Lisa’s site celebrates Catholic motherhood and focuses on learning and sharing about topics related to faith and family. She has many resources that are of great value to catechists. I told her that what I like about her site is the positive focus that she maintains. Too many Catholic Web sites create a lot of negative energy with biting, cynical criticisms of fellow Catholics who don’t live up to the standards of the Web site hosts. Lisa holds fast to her love of the Church and to traditional Catholicism without deeming it necessary to attack those whose Catholicism is perhaps less traditional. Kudos to Lisa for “lighting candles” instead of “cursing the darkness.” Be sure to visit her site to find a wonderful variety of resources for faith formation.
I visit Catholic Mom constantly! It’s a wonderful site, full of resources, coloring pages, ideas, and general good cheer. I rely on it year in and year out in my catechetical ministry. There is an excellent Color and Pray the Rosary coloring page that I use every year, and since October is rosary month, you all might want to take a look at it!