Focus

  • How to evangelise the ‘nones’

    Jul 14, 2017

    The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its apathy, Bishop Robert Barron told a crowd of Catholic leaders Tuesday, July 4.

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 13, 2017

    Christian mysticism is not limited to the Middle Ages. The 19th and 20th century produced the mystics St. Gemma Galgani and St. Pio of Pietrelcina, more commonly known as Padre Pio.

  • Experiencing an intimate connection with God

    Jul 13, 2017

    We contemporary Christians -- heirs of an elevated, rarified notion of Christian mysticism -- tend to retreat from the whole idea.

  • How do we understand mysticism today?

    Jul 13, 2017

    In the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome stands what art critics believe to be one of the great masterpieces of the Baroque era: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

  • What is spiritual direction?

    Jul 07, 2017

    Have you ever sat down for coffee with a good friend and found yourself sharing a problem with her? This friend is a good listener and, suddenly, you find her showing you your own problem, perhaps in your own words, but in a new light.

  • How can Catholics use Scripture in spiritual direction?

    Jul 07, 2017

    What is the Bible, if not about spiritual direction? Open up to a page, any page, and you are bound to find something that offers insight and guidance of one form or another.

  • Cardinal Muller departs the CDF: What does it mean?

    Jul 07, 2017

    Pope Francis has not confirmed Cardinal Gerhard Muller for a second fiveyear term as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

  • Food for Thought

    Jul 07, 2017

    Catholic laity must consider spiritual direction if they are to follow the Second Vatican Council's teaching on the universal call to holiness, writes

  • Pope Francis appoints Spanish Jesuit Ladaria to replace Muller at CDF

    Jul 07, 2017

    Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, a Spanish Jesuit, as the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and successor to Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Vatican announced at midday, July 1.

  • Pastoral Use of the Bible

    Jun 23, 2017

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)