Spirituality

‘Liturgical living’ must transform the world, not just our homes

Celebrating the faith with crafts and family devotions is only a first step in building a domestic church where all can find a home, writes Laura Kelly Fanucci.

Despite dispensation, do you have to watch Mass on TV?

In response to reader questions, Father Kenneth Doyle clarifies COVID-19 Mass obligations, the reception of holy Communion on the tongue and what original sin really means.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Jesus is the treasure we seek

The parables reveal that the "pearl of great price" is the Son of God himself, who calls us to live in the kingdom of heaven, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

The fine art of weeding

A backyard garden project reminds Gina Christian of the need for prudence and discernment in rooting out the things that prevent growth in our lives.

Sown in the heart, the kingdom of God blossoms in our lives

Just as the tiny mustard seed ultimately grows into a great bush, so the Lord's plan for us emerges from within to bring love and mercy to those around us.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

A tour guide to the ultimate destination

Her vision scarred by smallpox, St. Kateri Tekakwitha found the surest path to eternal life by surrendering completely to the love of Christ, even amid loneliness and persecution, writes Gina Christian.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.