All Spirituality Posts
Father Ken Doyle enlightens a Catholic convert about the annulment process and reveals its Scriptural roots. Divorce, he writes in his weekly Q & A column, is not always a sin that needs to be forgiven.
Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said at his Wednesday audience.
A bride wonders why her groom’s brother will attend the wedding reception but not the non-Catholic wedding ceremony on a Cancun beach. There are good reasons, explains Father Ken Doyle in his weekly Q & A column.
Michelle Francl-Donnay hears that silent retreats in the Buddhist tradition are becoming popular. So she traces the ancient Catholic practice of seeking silence – perhaps by taking a retreat — and finding God.
Father Ken Doyle addresses a reader’s dilemma when the new parish pastor arrives late for daily Mass and rambles in his homily. Also, a reader counts less than three days for Jesus to lie in the tomb, and wonders why.
Tears are complicated visitors that arrive beyond our control and touch something deep in us that we can’t express or explain, writes Effie Caldarola. They also lead her to reflect on the Jesuit prayer of total surrender to God.
Christians should memorize not only the Ten Commandments but also the beatitudes, which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis said.