Spirituality

Accepting Jesus’ call to discipleship means changing our lives

Discipleship implies an ongoing relationship with Jesus, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on this Sunday's Mass. Through it we allow God to mold us like clay into the persons he calls us to be.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Pro-life movement has ‘too many aspects to name’

Those who oppose abortion are often seen as neglecting other issues that also threaten human dignity, writes Gina Christian. But freeing ourselves from false "either/or" thinking enables us to protect life at every age and stage.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Learning from our enemies

The true measure of our love for God is revealed in how we treat those who have hurt us, writes Gina Christian.

God invites us to be with him, through his son, Jesus

Msgr. Joseph Prior looks at the readings for this Sunday’s Mass and how Jesus calls everyone into relationship with him, and to a change of life.

On forgiveness of sins for non-Catholics

Father Ken Doyle describes absolution for sins in other religions and answers a question about parish assessments to Catholic dioceses, in his weekly Q & A column.

Divine medicine for a wounded nation

With our souls' wounds laid bare amid chaos and division, we must seek the only remedy that offers true healing: God's love, revealed in its fullness through Jesus Christ, writes Gina Christian.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Baptism of the Lord

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.

No troubles will separate us from the love of Christ

Msgr. Joseph Prior reflects on this Sunday's liturgy for the Baptism of the Lord. Its readings hold timely reminders of earthly trials and eternal rewards, with the Lord alone as the focus of our lives.