Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying
Presenter: Betsy Kerekes
Monday, April 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Join Betsy Kerekes, author of Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying, as she gives us a peek into her new book. It's easy to forget the joy that comes with being a parent. Catholic parents today want to be the best they can be at their vocation as mothers and fathers, and most of them could use some advice on how to find more joy in their daily vocation. With lighthearted humor and helpful ideas, Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying will show parents how to enjoy parenthood despite the difficulties of the job.

The Unplanned Action Plan: Where Do We Go from Here?
Presenter: Teresa Tomeo
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

The powerful pro-life film Unplanned continues to defy critics as it performed well beyond expectations at the box office and, more importantly, it continues to change minds and hearts on the hot button issue of abortion. Given the crucial timing of Unplanned, this webcast will answer questions such as:

  • How can we build on this momentum from Unplanned?
  • How can we further encourage pro-life supporters to get more involved?
  • How can we motivate Catholics and other Christians to bring the pro-life message into every day life so even more people who still consider themselves in support of legalized abortion can embrace the dignity of each person from conception until natural death?
  • What can we do to help those who are hurting from a past abortion?
  • What are the alternatives to abortion we can share with others?

Teresa Tomeo will address these and other questions with an all-star pro-life team of experts including Unplanned movie producers, Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, Abby Johnson, founder and director of the And Then There Were None organization and author of Unplanned and The Walls are Talking, along with Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life.

Don't Let the Culture Raise Your Kids: A Practical Guide for Catholic and Other Christian Parents
Presenter: Maria Segelstein
Thursday, April 25, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Don't Let the Culture Raise Your Kids: A Practical Guide for Catholic and Other Christian Parents delivers a comprehensive overview of the potential pitfalls in today's secular world. While many parents assume they will be the primary influence in their children's lives, it's become increasingly apparent how much the world exerts its own--usually contrary-- influence on our kids. With twenty-five ears of experience writing about family issues under her belt, author Maria Segelstein explains what modern parents can do to become the main influencer in their children's lives.

Perfect for parents with children of any age, this book offers solutions on every topic you can imagine. Join us to hear Segelstein discuss this new book. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences.

Small Group Leadership for To The Ends of the Earth
Presenter: Mark C. McCann
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Join us to learn the essential skills necessary to lead a small group of men through the “TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH” Catholic Men’s devotional series. Author Mark C. McCann will take you though the principles of Christian leadership, small group dynamics, and techniques for gathering and facilitating a spirit-filled and productive group, along with specific tips for working through the series. Downloadable materials are available at wordsnvisions.com/new-book.

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To the Ends of the Earth is a series of four ten-week studies for Catholic men. Each week includes a brief but meaty daily devotion, two or three reflection questions that become your action steps, and Scripture to use in prayer. This daily individual exercise (as well as optional journaling and weekly group discussions) provides the keys to unlock true transformation so you can become the man God made you to be.
  • To the Ends of the Earth: Character
  • To the Ends of the Earth: Action
  • To the Ends of the Earth: Witness
  • To the Ends of the Earth: Legacy

The Catholic Working Mom’s Guide to Life
Presenter: JoAnna Wahlund
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Many Catholic working mothers are balancing faith, work, and family, while living out their vocations as wives and mothers. If you are a Catholic working mother of any variety, know this: you are not alone! The Catholic Working Mom's Guide to Life not only encourages women in their vocation as wives and mothers, but as hard-working, professional women. Author JoAnna Wahlund explores what the Catholic Church teaches about working mothers, how to find peace when you don't want to work, how to find peace when you do want to work, and ways to discover flexibility overall as a working mother.

This relatable book is not only for mothers currently in the workforce. With practical advice and inspiration, this book offers advice for primary breadwinners, single mothers, divorced or widowed women, pregnant women, women with stepchildren, and stay-at-home moms contemplating going back to work.

Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist's Guide to Sorting Your Stuff
Presenter: Lisa Lawmaster Hess
Thursday, May 23, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Author Lisa Lawmaster Hess knows what it's like to feel disorganized in a world of organized people. She's experienced how easy it is to get overwhelmed by clutter, disorganization, and inefficiency in her life. In Know Thy Self: The Imperfectionist's Guide to Sorting Your Stuff, she will teach you the "who" of organizing and the "how" of organization, all without asking you to be anyone besides who you already are. Join us as she discusses her lighthearted, helpful book that proves everyone can get organized--it's all about approach.

Media Matters
Presenter: Teresa Tomeo
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Join us as Teresa Tomeo, internationally acclaimed TV and radio personality, and "Eye on Culture" columnist for OSV Newsweekly, presents a free, one-hour webcast focusing on current events.

And you will have an opportunity to ask Teresa questions in the Q&A session!

The Handy Little Guide to the Holy Spirit
Presenter: Michelle Schroeder
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Try to picture the person of the Holy Spirit. You’ll probably think of a dove, or a tongue of fire, or a gust of wind. While those are common symbols of the Third Person of the Trinity, they don’t quite capture who he is or help us relate to him like we relate to the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is a person, but he’s … not? This is confusing. So, he’s often left out of our conversation with the Triune God.

Author Michelle Schroeder totally understands the struggle. That’s why she wrote this quick-read guide to help you get to know the Holy Spirit intimately. Join us as she discusses The Handy Little Guide to the Holy Spirit and how it can reveal the richness of a relationship with the entire, mysterious Trinity, and also to help you to be a beacon of light for others.

Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World
Presenter: Shannon K. Evans
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
Cost: Free

Shannon K. Evans spent a good portion of her life denying that she was weak. Like many Christians, she was concerned with living a moral life, sticking to religious absolutes, holding leadership positions, and working on service projects. And then the truth of her inner brokenness smacked her in the face, first through her work as a missionary, and afterward through motherhood.

Embracing Weakness: The Unlikely Secret to Changing the World is a story of vulnerability, of how one woman learned that before she could respond to the weakness of others she must first accept her own weakness as a gift, revealed in the Incarnation and Passion of Christ.

Shannon shares how God led her to understand:
  • Where we go wrong in our understanding of admitting weakness
  • How we effectively numb ourselves to avoid the hard work of conversion
  • What the Incarnation and Passion are really inviting us to do
  • What belonging means for us, and how weakness brings us together
  • How embracing weakness can transform our homes — and the world
If you’re ready for a vibrant spiritual life overflowing with mercy — experienced and extended — join us for this webcast and read Embracing Weakness.

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