All Spirituality Posts
That old custom — it dates back to the third century — still exists, writes columnist Father Ken Doyle. He also answers a sticky question about divorced men checking out the dating website CatholicMatch.com.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one’s apathy toward people harmed by violence, poverty and not having God in their lives, Pope Francis said.
Spirituality columnist Michelle Francl-Donnay is thinking of deserts these days, and not just because they’re warm during this long winter. The desert fathers and mothers of antiquity have much to teach us as we prepare to enter Lent.
Pope Francis said retreats should renew the faith of participants, transforming their ministry and their relationships with others.
Father Ken Doyle answers a reader’s question about how often a priest should go to confession — like anyone, as often as possible, he says. Also, he hears how at one church non-Catholics were mentioned in the litany of saints at Mass.
Spirituality columnist Michelle Francl-Donnay knows the church won’t officially sing “alleluia” during Lent. But she advises us to sing perhaps the world’s oldest song of praise for the Lord at every moment of life.
The Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites everyone to pray the following prayers and petitions.
A woman was married unhappily in a non-denominational church. Now she is single and content to pray and read the Bible. But if she wants to date, is it OK? Columnist Father Ken Doyle lays out her options.