NCR Today: Fred is caring for Jeanne in a new frontier in their marriage, and his respect for and attention to her are both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Distinctly Catholic: The account of the Jesus' interaction with woman at the well illustrates why the view of conservatives who challenge Pope Francis' teaching on marriage and family is so impoverished.
Spiritual Reflections: Our faith is based on a personal encounter with Christ, bubbling over into joyful expressions of our being so loved.
When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.
Witches don't really exist, so they can do no harm, Pope Francis told a young girl, but gossip, sin and evil exist and they hurt people every day.
"What frightens me?" the pope asked, repeating the question posed by Sara, one of the children at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. "I'm frightened when a person is bad; the wickedness of people" is scary.
Spiritual Reflections: This second week of Lent invites us to behold the Christ of our tradition, to remember our peak moments of faith, and most of all, to listen to him.
Our Lenten Journey: What is most sovereign and transcendent about God is not demonstrable power but indestructible, merciful grace that is the ground of the dignity of every person.
The Peace Pulpit: If we listen to what is happening in each of the temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness, we discover a meaning in his life and how we can reflect that.
A small c catholic: As we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholics can learn some practices from Protestants and vice versa.
"Everybody talks about putting their faith into practice, that religion is not just supposed to be the things that you believe or the things that you do," Aslan said.