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Gratitude and sacramental grace can help us to overcome depression
Several recent celebrity suicides have highlighted the age-old issue of depression, says Father Matt Guckin. Counting our blessings, spending time in God's word and receiving the Eucharist can address the spiritual aspects of this disease.
The sin against the Holy Spirit
Father Matt Guckin explains the "unforgivable sin" against the Holy Spirit, which we hear in the Gospel for this Sunday. The Spirit leads us to a recognition of our sins, for which it is never too late to repent.
On patriotism, sacrifice and the Eucharist
Memorial Day points toward the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, says Father Matt Guckin. We celebrate the Lord's selfless, redeeming love on the feast of Corpus Christi and at every Mass.
The royal wedding and the Holy Trinity
Father Matt Guckin discusses the royal sermon last weekend that described how true love -- reflected in the Trinitarian love of God -- unites us and brings into the communion we all want, correcting the fragments of broken love in our world.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: The pope on the silver screen
A new film presents an intimate portrait of Pope Francis as "A Man of His Word." Listen to our podcast discussing what moviegoers can expect from the film, and see a list of showtimes around the region.
How the Holy Spirit works — Pentecost 2018
As Father Matt Guckin reflects on the church's feast of the "silent partner" of the Trinity, he recalls how in his own life, the Holy Spirit has stood beside us and acted through us, speaking the words we need to hear.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Be an ordination crasher
Father Dennis Gill discusses how holiness in a common priesthood of all the baptized is a call shared by all of the faithful. He also welcomes everyone to Saturday's ordination of six priests, whether you know them or not.
Prayer is trending, and transformative
Search online, and you'll find millions of opinions on how to talk to God, says Father Matt Guckin. Such popularity shows that prayer is essential to daily life, enabling us to resist temptation, connect with others and draw closer to God, who is love itself.
Inside CatholicPhilly.com: Social media and loneliness
If we have so many Facebook friends, why do we still feel so lonely? In this week's podcast, editor Matt Gambino and producer Gina Christian explore how social media shapes our sense of community and spirituality.
We are chosen by God, so that we can choose to live for God
Our faith in Christ begins as a gift, but we live it out through a constant series of choices that we make, says Father Matt Guckin. Following the Lord may be difficult at times, but we can always rejoice, knowing that we have been called by him.