Spirituality

As Christians, our name means something: love

Believers in Jesus Christ are called to a mission of inviting others to know and experience the love of God, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Read, listen to or watch videos of the Mass readings with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

Jesus invites people to hear him, follow him, pope says

Christians must listen to God's word, go where Christ goes, seek those who are lost and reach out to their neighbors, Pope Francis said May 8 before his Regina Coeli prayer at St. Peter's Square.

Readings of the Holy Mass — Fourth Sunday of Easter

Read, listen to or watch videos of the Mass readings with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

Our shepherd, Jesus, knows us and loves us

Msgr. Joseph Prior explains the Scripture readings for this Sunday's Mass and sees cause for great joy as the resurrected Jesus calls everyone together into his flock.

Risen from the dead, Christ calls us to follow him

Having conquered sin and death, Jesus feeds his Apostles by the seashore, inviting them to love and serve him through lives of witness to his mercy.

Readings of the Holy Mass — Third Sunday of Easter

Read, listen to or watch videos of the Mass readings with these resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

Allow yourself to be happy

Joy can follow suffering, writes Shemaiah Gonzalez, who finds that small moments build a life of happiness -- like a good cup of coffee, noticing an interaction between strangers, cuddles with a kid -- and God is in those moments.

Happiness remains elusive for Americans

Stigmas against mental illness are weakening and people acknowledge that asking for help is a constructive way to deal with the angst and unhappiness that plague our society today, writes Effie Caldarola.

Should women wear a veil in church?

Father Ken Doyle reviews the brief history of the practice of wearing a veil. Ultimately it comes down to the true motivation of the wearer. Also in his Q&A, he offers a wise alternative to weddings at exotic destinations.