Listening to today's first reading is to know that a prophet's call is almost always the last element inserted into our biblical collection of the prophet's oracles. Only after a lifetime of delivering God's word does the prophet (or the prophet's disciples) receive some insight into what he or she was actually called to do.
Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said the Eucharist is supposed to create a welcoming cultures at a session of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines.
NCR Today: The author reflects on the unbearable loss of her twin sons, and how a "National Geographic" special led to an awareness of her body, mind and soul.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza Jan. 23 and then walked down Market Street for the 12th annual Walk for Life West Coast.
Soul Seeing: A performer, "inhabiting" Frank Sinatra, captures attentions and lifts spirits at the River House Adult Day Care Center's recent Christmas party.
In the opening lines of today's Gospel, Luke explains his writing project: He intends to present an "orderly account" of what he has discovered from his research about Jesus. We then skip a few chapters and hear Jesus proclaim his understanding of what he has been called to do.
Simply Spirit: The third week of January (January 18-25) is devoted to prayers for Christian unity. Not long ago, I found myself longing for the day of Eucharistic table sharing.
Now you have your own, real Popemobile. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is coordinating with the Philadelphia Auto Show to auction off one Fiat 500Ls that shuttled Pope Francis in September.
The 51st International Eucharistic Congress takes place in Cebu, Philippines starting Jan. 24. The weeklong congress will take place where Catholicism took root in the Philippines nearly 500 years ago.