Spirituality

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of love

Msgr. Joseph Prior explains how the passion and death of Jesus is the turning point for human history. With the difficulties and frustrations of today's crisis, we can find courage in his saving love.

Join novena prayers continuing at Miraculous Medal Shrine

Nothing has stopped the perpetual novena at the famed Germantown shrine since 1930, and Vincentian Father Michael Carroll invites all to join in the prayers to Mary, virtually, every Monday morning.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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

In our present misery, we find mercy beyond measure

The grim coronavirus statistics have become the metric for our upended lives, writes Gina Christian. But amid our pain, we encounter a God whose love is without limit.

It’s not about chocolate: This Lent we know real sacrifice

Gia Myers started this Lent debating what little everyday luxuries she would give up. But agony over her frail mother, at risk for coronavirus, brings the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross into stark focus.

Staying Catholic while stuck at home

Jackie and Bobby Angel offer their thoughts in this video from Ascension Press on how the Body of Christ lives effectively in this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus, and all challenges, are a call to faith in Jesus

Even in the face of death, we are invited to deepen our trust in Christ, who is the resurrection and the life, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

Amid the coronavirus, don’t place limits on the Lord

Setting deadlines for God during pandemics and other threats thwarts both faith and right action, writes Gina Christian, as the biblical figure of Judith reminds us.

More than what we give up or do, Lent is about Father’s presence

Immaculate Heart Sister Anne Marie Burton knows March is a time of transition. Lent is that time of journeying from our former ways to recognizing God gives us a second chance.