• The domestic church in action

    Jun 20, 2014

    When I was a little girl, my family would gather each evening to pray the rosary, not an uncommon tradition in those days.

  • A global focus on the family

    Jun 20, 2014

    In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced plans to visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

  • Choral music and its place in the liturgy

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contrary to popular belief, active participation in the liturgy was not a concept created by the Second Vatican Council.

  • The regrets we can live with

    Jun 20, 2014

    In her recent book, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd presents us with a deeply conflicted heroine, Sarah, a highly sensitive woman who grows up the daughter of a slave-owner and a child of privilege.

  • The unemployment rate worries me

    Jun 20, 2014

    In an interview granted with Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia on June 9, Pope Francis discussed about violence, the Church being poor, the relationships between Jews and Christians as well as Orthodox and Catholics.

  • Christian faith critical for World Cup star Clint Dempsey

    Jun 18, 2014

    U.S. soccer fans went wild on Monday as team captain Clint Dempsey scored a goal during the first minute of the club’s opening World Cup game against Ghana.

  • Food For Thought

    Jun 13, 2014

    In February, Pope Francis, in his trademark simplicity, urged the faithful gathered for his weekly audience to attend Mass on Sundays.

  • Why call the Mass a celebration?

    Jun 13, 2014

    A Mass is not called a celebration only when it gives rise to happiness in the people of God. Still, that might be one good reason to consider it a celebration.

  • Sunday Mass, more than an obligation

    Jun 13, 2014

    I recently heard someone ask the question: Why do we have to go for Mass? I don't think I’d heard that question since I was a child, when someone was whining, begging to stay home.

  • Wearied in our patience

    Jun 13, 2014

    Thirty years ago, before the airline hijackings of September 11, 2001, before the shoe-bomber and others like him, it was simpler to travel by air.