Spirituality

Listen up: Loving bond with spouse or Jesus begins with listening

Being alone with Jesus, spending time and listening to him can, as with a good marriage, help to strengthen all our relationships in love, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on this Sunday's readings for Mass.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Sixteenth 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.

In the spiritual life, our baby steps take time, effort, trust

As a nanny, Kim Griffin is there for babies as they learn to walk. In our journey with Christ, every day is an opportunity to get up and walk with him. Don’t worry about the stumbles. He’s got you.

If we ask to know the truth, will we accept the answer?

The ancient question posed by Pilate to a condemned Christ rings true today in the suffering of thousands, writes Patrick Walsh. The response demands compassion and courageous action.

A sure-fire cure for burnout: the eucharistic Presence

Church workers are not immune from the stress that can lead to emotional and physical burnout, but the gift of the Lord's presence in holy Communion or adoration can revive the weary, writes Gina Christian.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Fifteenth 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.

With Good Samaritan story, Jesus leads us deeper into God’s love

Commenting on the readings for this Sunday's Mass, Msgr. Joseph Prior explains how the Lord uses a story to lead a young man, and people today, to become an icon of God's love for us, and us for our neighbor.

Flowers, signs and distractions near a monstrance

A reader who wants to ask that a sacristan's signs prohibiting flowers be removed from the perpetual adoration altar finds support from Father Ken Doyle's response in his Q&A column this week.

When they needed the right words, Holy Spirit delivered

Cathy Peacock shares the stories of two men -- one a public speaker, and the other a father of an autistic son -- who relied on their faith in difficult circumstances. Tell Cathy of your personal encounters with Christ.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Fourteenth 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.