Spirituality

Choose the way of the Lord, not of earthly wealth

The parable of the dishonest steward shows how willing we are to put our energies into temporary riches, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior. Securing the true treasure of eternal life with Christ is worth our highest efforts.

Healing the body of Christ at the cellular level

A wounded church needs a diagnosis at the microscopic level, writes Gina Christian. Only by examining our own lives can we hope to treat the infections that attack us as individuals and as a community of faith.

Is voting for pro-abortion candidate a mortal sin?

Father Kenneth Doyle advises several readers on the issue of casting the ballot for candidates who support abortion. In response to another reader, he clarifies whether the faithful should stand or kneel to receive holy Communion.

Faith formation for people with disabilities

Christ commands that the good news of his love be proclaimed to all nations, and that mission includes those who experience physical or mental challenges. In this set of articles from our partner Catholic News Service, we examine best practices in catechesis for those with disabilities.

Teaching children with disabilities about Christ

Every member of the body of Christ deserves to be fully formed in the faith, and a number of resources are available to ensure that all can be made aware of the love God has for each individual.

Catechesis and persons with disabilities

Good faith formation accommodates those for whom the proclamation of the Gospel requires a fresh approach, so that each person within the body of Christ may be fully encountered.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

As for the Prodigal Son, the unseen Father draws us to his mercy

Msgr. Joseph Prior explains the "parables of the lost" in the Gospel reading for this Sunday, including the beloved story of the wayward son who finds healing from the father though he seemed far away.

No worries if it’s been many years since your last confession

Father Kenneth Doyle tells a person who'd like to come back to the sacrament of penance that a priest can be very helpful toward anyone making a general confession in order to receive absolution of sins.