Spirituality

Readings of the Holy Mass – 13th 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.

Lead thou me on, Lord, when all is dark

Amid heartaches both global and local, Gina Christian takes comfort in the words of St. John Henry Newman, who penned a beloved prayer of trust in his own night of suffering.

Readings of the Holy Mass – 12th 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.

‘Do not be afraid,’ Jesus says in our time of need

We can, like Jeremiah, feel unrest all around, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on the readings for this Sunday's Mass. But we can turn to the Lord who saves us.

Home at last in the Sacred Heart

Once unfamiliar and startling, the image of Christ's burning, pierced heart guided Gina Christian through loss and confusion back to the source of love.

He learned to forgive, and it saved his life

Cathy Peacock recounts the story of a son's strained relationship with his father. With courage they reconnected, and the father’s death led to early detection of the same cancer in the son.

Merton traces spiritual roots of protest

Father Eugene Hemrick finds Trappist Thomas Merton's words poignant today: Protesters aim to "help others think freshly about our social order and the self-destructive direction in which we are going."

Seven ways to change the world (or at least make a start)

Large-scale issues such as racism and crisis-driven immigration can overwhelm the average person, writes Gina Christian. Yet there are simple steps we can take to bring the kingdom of God to our corner of the earth.

Nation in turmoil hungers for God, who gives us himself

Reflecting on the hunger for healing of racism, Msgr. Joseph Prior explains the how the body and blood of Christ strengthens us and our communion with one another.

Readings of the Holy Mass – Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

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.