05/8/2015

In today's Gospel, we hear something special from our Lord:

I have called you friends.

08/27/2014

How does one become a Saint? Well, repentance is step one, of course, followed by faith in Jesus Christ, frequent participation in the Sacraments, and practice of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. But the many lists of 7 that the Church offers us to help on our path to Sainthood can be daunting, especially if we don't understand how to implement what they call for on a daily, human level. So why don't we take a small step back, and examine a few ways we can reshape our day-to-day practices by looking at the lives of the Saints.

 

03/20/2015

Pope Francis has offered us a lot of advice on how to be better Christians and people. He's also taken a hard look at some practices among the faithful that have long been accepted in different forms, but that are bad for spiritual health.

10/24/2016

The Rosary is a powerful prayer that invites us to meditate on the mysteries of our faith. Reciting this prayer earnestly and often is a popular devotion among the faithful. Our Lady herself has reminded us to pray the Rosary frequently: Our Lady of Fatima told Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, “Continue to pray the Rosary every day.”

Catholic Classroom: Why do we pray for the dead?
11/6/2017
Question: Why do Catholics pray for the dead?

09/11/2017
Question: Why do Catholics make the sign of the cross?

Making the sign of the cross is very familiar to Catholics. It is one of the first things we learn about the faith. But what does it really mean to make the sign of the cross? Where does this practice come from?

09/25/2017
Question: What do we do at Mass?

07/17/2017
Question: What are the different ways of praying?
03/18/2015

During Lent, we're called as Christians to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Mostly we understand why we take on these disciplines. The benefits of prayer are obvious, as are the benefits of almsgiving: giving resources of time and money to the poor and to our communities.

11/7/2016

As our tumultuous election cycle in the United States draws to a close, we have a special responsibility as Catholics to promote peace, understanding, and tolerance in response to whatever results the election gives us. In this spirit, we invite you to pray a novena for tolerance with us, beginning today, Election Day, and ending on the International Day for Tolerance, November 16.

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