Young Voices: Our infant daughter's own version of believing without seeing changed the way I heard the Gospel passage about doubting Thomas.
"When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her" (Luke 1:57-58).
I sang at their wedding. My husband, Brian, played the piano. I sat in the choir week after week, and watched them loving each other. I was happy for them. Then her belly began to grow and a pain that is indescribable infected every part of my being.
During this season of Easter, we celebrate the essence of our faith: Jesus lives! Without this truth, faith falls apart and we, as church, become a colossal joke. But we believe! Jesus lives! And it is our privilege and responsibility to witness to the truth of Resurrection.
The health of the nation's Catholic schools is mixed, leaders announced, noting that they served nearly 24,000 fewer students than last year although 14 new schools opened across the country.
Young Voices: Arriving at Mass one Thursday morning, I found the presiding priest alone in the chapel. It seemed God was putting me to the test.
A poll, published in the liberal daily L'Unita on March 29, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a "Catholic" country.
Fr. Amer Saka, a priest working at the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in London, allegedly told his bishop, Emanuel Shaleta, he gambled away funds intended to help new Canadians.
A Roman Observer: Christians are abandoning their churches and faith. Why? Our Christian “story” makes less and less sense to people of our time.
NCR Today: The liturgy's words on these delicate but hard-working creatures engages the imagination and invites us to contemplate God's creation.
Our Easter Gospel readings may leave us surprisingly disappointed. As we go to the garden to celebrate the first day of the new creation, these narratives leave us disoriented in the ambiguous land of an open tomb.