Spirituality

God is always with us, even when we don’t recognize him

Both Elijah and Peter had expectations of how the Lord would encounter them, but only the eyes of faith can see a God of surprises who calls us to him, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 19th 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.

One in Christ, one with the people of Lebanon

The damage from a devastating Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut will take years to heal, and the task is for all of us, especially as believers in Christ, writes Gina Christian.

Despite dispensation, do you have to watch Mass on TV?

In response to reader questions, Father Kenneth Doyle clarifies COVID-19 Mass obligations, the reception of holy Communion on the tongue and what original sin really means.

‘Liturgical living’ must transform the world, not just our homes

Celebrating the faith with crafts and family devotions is only a first step in building a domestic church where all can find a home, writes Laura Kelly Fanucci.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 18th 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.

Jesus is the treasure we seek

The parables reveal that the "pearl of great price" is the Son of God himself, who calls us to live in the kingdom of heaven, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 17th 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.

The fine art of weeding

A backyard garden project reminds Gina Christian of the need for prudence and discernment in rooting out the things that prevent growth in our lives.

Sown in the heart, the kingdom of God blossoms in our lives

Just as the tiny mustard seed ultimately grows into a great bush, so the Lord's plan for us emerges from within to bring love and mercy to those around us.