- College student’s doughnut outing led to love and joining Catholic Church
- Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet
- Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people
- Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral
- Pope’s Way of Cross will shine light on women ‘crucified’ by traffickers
- Knights CEO says Iran-backed militias threaten Iraq’s religious minorities
- Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame
- Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown
- Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones
- Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa
- Embrace the cross, trust God will triumph, pope says on Palm Sunday
- Inspired by sons’ faith, family prepares to become Catholic at Easter
- Sunday Scripture readings, April 14, 2019: Absolute trust in God
- Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student’s lawsuit
- Pope sends aid to flood victims in Iran
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Superheroes never go out of style.
There’s something in us, young and old, that enjoys a good superhero tale. A typical superhero story includes a villain that everyone loves to hate.
Soon the bad guy and his accomplices create all kinds of mayhem till they manage to bring the world to the brink of disaster. This turmoil creates the ripe condition for the superhero to come to the rescue. Continue reading
There’s nothing obscure about today’s Gospel. Jesus says that those who are poor, hungry, grieving and persecuted are to be congratulated because they’re on the way to great happiness.
Those who are wealthy, satisfied, enjoying what the world has to offer, and admired by everyone are to be lamented because they’re going to end up miserable. Such a simple message. What could need explanation? Continue reading
In his book “Outliers: The Story of Success,” author Malcolm Gladwell offers intriguing explanations for why some people are more successful than others. Gladwell looks for general rules of success: Is it nature or nurture? Is it innate talent, genius, favorable opportunities or hard work that makes it possible for some to become more successful than others? Continue reading
After some time away from Nazareth, St. Luke tells us, Jesus returned and delivered a homily in the synagogue. His remarks were a kind of keynote for his ministry. At first, his listeners liked what they heard. Continue reading
From our waking moments to the end of the day, we are immersed in words, in written or spoken forms. We live in the so-called information age with almost instant access to news, opinions and facts about the world. Continue reading
John begins his Gospel before time began: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1).
God, John tells us, was not alone. There was God and his Word. John makes it clear that everything God is, the Word is: “the Word was God.” And yet God and his Word are distinct: “the Word was with God,” and by his Word God brought all things into existence (1:3). Continue reading
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start afresh. We make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health, our habits, our relationships and our work. Deep down in all of us is our longing for a second chance.
As we grow older, we learn that our shortcomings should not and do not define us. Rather, our sinfulness is an opportunity to turn a new leaf or a new page. The start of a new year gives a fresh chance to begin anew. Continue reading