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To keep your faith in troubled times, live it out

When crisis and hardship cool our fervor for God, we can stir love into flame by taking concrete action to live out the call of the Gospel, says Father Matt Guckin.

Active listening allows us to hear both God and each other

In an age of nonstop noise and debate, it's hard to hear, says Father Matt Guckin. Yet Scripture calls us to listen deeply, without judgment or interruption, so that we can discern the Lord's will and work for peace.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: ‘Unbound’ and the five keys to freedom

Have you ever felt trapped by past hurts and resentments? Meghan Cokeley of the archdiocesan Office for the New Evangelization shares how "five keys to freedom" found in Scripture can open the door to an "unbound" life.

‘Spiritual but not religious’ misses our bond to God and others

People's rejection of religion misunderstands how God's laws aim to keep us from our own destructive behaviors and bound more closely to himself and to one another, says Father Matt Guckin in his weekly podcast.

Do you also want to leave?

Father Matt Guckin hears an echo from the Gospel discourse on the Bread of Life in the latest response to the abuse scandal: People are leaving the church, and away from an invitation to union with Jesus Christ.

Christ challenges us to believe in him fully, or not at all

Quoting author C.S. Lewis, Father Matt Guckin says that the mystery of the Eucharist presents three ways of looking at Jesus -- as a liar, a lunatic or the Lord himself, who gave his life for the world.

Becoming a ‘born-again Catholic’ through the Eucharist

In the bread and wine, Christ reveals his desire to have a personal relationship with us, says Father Matt Guckin.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Daughters of the King

In the age of #MeToo, wage gaps and "perfect mom" syndrome, how can women find true self-worth? Meghan Cokeley of the archdiocesan Office for the New Evangelization shares how Christ crowns women as "daughters of the King."

The sin of gluttony and the Bread of Life

Father Matt Guckin reminds us that an insatiable appetite for this world's goods blinds us to God, who is our true source of nourishment.

Inside CatholicPhilly.com: ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

Steve Bozza, director of the archdiocesan Office for Life and Family, shares his candid, heartfelt insights on Pope Paul VI's landmark encyclical regarding contraception.