Entries by ABVM Communications

Enjoy Paczki

Enjoy Paczki Before Observing Lent If you’re not familiar with paczki (plural, pronounced ‘POONCH-kee’), here’s some interesting facts. The singular is paczek (pronounced ‘POON-check’). Don’t order just one “paczki” as that’s the plural. Order one paczek. If you happen to make a mistake, don’t worry. How are you to know if you’re not Polish? Indeed, […]


Apostolic Letter – Patris Corde

APOSTOLIC LETTER PATRIS CORDE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF SAINT JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH WITH A FATHER’S HEART: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph”.[1] Matthew and Luke, the two Evangelists who speak most […]

Ditch the Smartphones

College Students Ditch Smartphones for a Week Article appeared in Crusade Magazine, March/April 2020 | Return to Order Edition On November 7, 2019, Professor Donna Freitas of Adelphi University in Long Island decided to tackle the growing problem of technology addiction by challenging her students to go for a week without their smartphones. “I’ve become […]

How Should Catholics Pray Before & After Mass?

Critical Moments: How should Catholics pray before and after Mass? Simply Catholic.com 7/24/20 AMY TROOLIN 5 MIN READ It happens every Sunday. Parishioners scurry into their pews moments before Mass begins. A few sneak in during the opening song or even the first reading, hoping that no one will notice. After Communion, the church is […]

A Few Simple Words

Edifa | Aug 31, 2020 A few simple words are enough to make true love blossom. And chances are you already know them! In the course of his numerous speeches, Pope Francis has reiterated the fundamentals of our faith, wisely summing them up in a few plain words. Among other things he has told us is […]

Civilize It

A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. What does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a climate? The U.S. bishops have responded to that question with Civilize It, a campaign that invites Catholics to model civility, love for neighbor, and respectful dialogue in the 2020 campaign season. The […]

What is Spiritual Communion?

What is Spiritual Communion? Simply Catholic.com FATHER FRANCIS HOFFMAN 1 MIN READ Years ago, I learned a “spiritual communion” prayer that St. Josemaría Escrivá learned as a child from his mother’s confessor. It goes like this: “I wish, my Lord, to receive you, with the purity, humility and devotion with which your most Holy Mother […]