Spirituality

Readings of the Holy Mass – Seventeenth 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.

How going to a civil wedding could be a path back to church

Father Ken Doyle advises a parent weighing whether to attend the hotel wedding of a Catholic, and how an honest discussion ideally could lead to having the marriage later blessed by the church.

Jesus satisfies our hunger for love and life

In Christ, we recognize both our longing and the Lord who can fulfill it, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior. Like a good shepherd, Jesus feeds the flock that seeks him.

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.

When Catholic seniors live together before marriage

The issues of cohabitation aren't limited to young people, and older people bring financial considerations to the situation as well, as Father Ken Doyle writes in his Q&A column.

Tuning in to God requires stillness, imagination

Even in an age of nonstop media, the parable of the sower shows us how to prepare our hearts for God's word, writes Brett Robinson.

Chosen in Christ, we bring God’s love to the world

Just as Jesus sent forth the Twelve Apostles to carry on his mission, we are called to represent the Lord in all aspects of our lives, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior. Regardless of our background or abilities, God will equip us for this task.

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.

In the fight against addiction, we have an ‘insider’ working in heaven

After battling his own alcoholism, Venerable Matt Talbot has become a beloved patron for those struggling with addiction. During the 2018 World Meeting of Families, Gina Christian will visit his shrine in Dublin, bringing the names of anyone who wishes to seek his intercession.

The relationship between science and faith

Is the Catholic faith at odds with science, or do both inform each other? In this set of articles from our partner Catholic News Service, we examine how scientific thought reveals God's loving plan of creation.