All Spirituality Posts
Michelle Francl-Donnay hears that silent retreats in the Buddhist tradition are becoming popular. So she traces the ancient Catholic practice of seeking silence – perhaps by taking a retreat — and finding God.
Father Ken Doyle addresses a reader’s dilemma when the new parish pastor arrives late for daily Mass and rambles in his homily. Also, a reader counts less than three days for Jesus to lie in the tomb, and wonders why.
Tears are complicated visitors that arrive beyond our control and touch something deep in us that we can’t express or explain, writes Effie Caldarola. They also lead her to reflect on the Jesuit prayer of total surrender to God.
Christians should memorize not only the Ten Commandments but also the beatitudes, which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis said.
Just because it is hard for people to understand the African immigrant priest at Mass is no reason for them to dismiss the obligation for Sunday Mass, writes Father Ken Doyle in his weekly Q & A column.
A reader from Philadelphia asks Father Ken Doyle if the pope is still a Jesuit since members of the order vow to obey the pontiff. Also, Father Doyle advises a reader to pray for people rather than spreading rumors about them.