Spirituality

The single life: Don’t feel like a vocation wallflower

With so many activities and fine words on married life and religious life, a single person can feel left out in the church. But Gina Christian points to saintly singles who let Christ take the lead in their lives.

After graduation, taking the next steps with God

The joys of graduation can quickly give way to questions of what is the next step in life. This package of resources can help you stay in tune with God's will and connected to supportive people. 

Graduation means discerning big decisions ahead

Where should you go next? Philadelphia native and Jesuit Father Rick Malloy taps the wisdom of St. Ignatius to show how to discern what God is calling us to, far beyond our abilities.

While you’re ‘adulting,’ how to stay Catholic after college

College grads may have no idea how hard the transition can be. Holding on to faith as a single young adult without parish support can be daunting, but a young-adult minister offers four tips to remember.

At heart of Christian life is love for one another

We express love for those we encounter every day through our simple acts of charity and kindness, which speak louder than many words, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on this Sunday’s readings for Mass.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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.

If a church is too far, is confession by phone OK?

Father Ken Doyle explains that although using apps and other digital tools are a good way to examine one's conscience, sacramental confession and absolution always require a priest physically present.

Honor your mother and all women on their special day

Cards of remembrance, flowers and prayers for mothers and women in any state of life who nurture others are thoughtful gifts on Mother's Day, celebrated this Sunday, May 12.

Mother’s Day: An adoptive mom’s perspective

Bethany Meola counts three lessons she's learned after adopting a daughter, and how for infertile couples, Mother's Day can be one of the hardest days of the year and a time for the church to comfort women with heavy hearts.

Don’t forget a rose for our spiritual mothers

Remember to wish all women -- married, single, consecrated -- a happy Mother's Day, for all are mothers who by their feminine gifts bring graciousness and blessing to the world.