Spirituality

Readings of the Holy Mass: Fourth 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 forces of darkness, we walk by light of Christ

Though darkness in its various forms try to bind us and hold us down, Christ in his brilliance leads us forth through, explains Msgr. Joseph Prior on the readings for this Sunday's Mass.

In this fire, we do not stand alone

With millions unable to receive holy Communion because Masses have largely been suspended, we find ourselves devastated, writes Gina Christian. Yet this dark hour is also a gift.

COVID-19 in Lent: A time for contemplation you’ll never forget

Effie Caldarola visited the Philadelphia Flower Show just as the coronavirus was breaking into view. A moment of carefree community has been replaced by fiasco and fear. But we can make this a Lent for the history books.

The living water of Christ washes away fear, darkness

As we grapple with the coronavirus, we can turn in trust to a Savior who offers freedom from every need and fear, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Third 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, curl up with Jesus

Even in a pandemic, we can remain anchored in the love of the Father, just as Christ himself did when he rested during a storm at sea, writes Gina Christian.

Readings of the Holy Mass: Second 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.

At life’s pivotal times we hear: Do not be afraid

Msgr. Joseph Prior explains the readings for this Sunday's Mass and how we are called to listen to God's voice. When life's moments of trouble and anxiety overwhelm us, we recall his words to “Rise, do not be afraid.”

Give God control, and watch the good that happens

Cathy Peacock tells the story of Ed Morris, who although he knew God loved him, never dreamed he'd be leading prayer services for hundreds of people to share the joy of knowing Christ.