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Fear of the Lord

Halloween has made fear a big business, but Father Matt Guckin says we should only have a fear of never offending or rebelling against God, even as we love him with everything we've got.

What God can do for you

In his latest podcast Father Matt Guckin describes the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, through which we examine and our life to know where we need help, then ask God specifically for that grace.

From Kensington to Tanzania: A ministry in the missions

In a new podcast, Maryknoll Father Ed Dougherty talks about growing up in Philadelphia before serving as a missionary priest in Africa (riding a motorcycle and hunting) and across the U.S.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Listening to Youth

Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS shares his take on the 2018 synod in Rome, where bishops from all over the world are meeting to discuss youth, faith and vocations.

The meaning of baptism

When the disciples want to be "big shots," Jesus challenges them: can they be baptized? Father Matt Guckin says we must be immersed in Jesus' suffering so to be transformed by grace into saints.

The Flame: Old friends, new mission

In a new podcast series from archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, we share the voices of those who pass on the flame of faith and mission to the next generation. Sister Bernadine Schmalhofer and Deacon Anthony Willoughby recall how their paths ultimately crossed over decades of work with at-risk youth.

True peace comes from seeing reality through God’s eyes

The serenity prayer, a popular plea for divine guidance, echoes the biblical call to seek wisdom, says Father Matt Guckin. When we ask the Lord to focus us on the "big picture," we can share in his gift of eternal life right now.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: God on the gridiron

Does Jesus wear an Eagles helmet? Father Frank Berna of La Salle University shares with producer Gina Christian how we can encounter the divine through sports -- and how we can stop being couch potatoes at Mass.

Who needs marriage? All of us, including God

The sacramental union of man and woman is good for individuals, society and even the Lord, says Father Matt Guckin. The marital bond creates an environment in which divine love can flourish, blessing all of humanity.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: #MeToo and ‘Humanae Vitae’

Pope Paul VI's encyclical on contraception predicted the #MeToo movement. Steve Bozza of the archdiocesan Office for Life and Family discusses the document, which will be the focus of an Oct. 13 conference in Philadelphia.