The Peace Pulpit: As we're preparing for this great feast of light and water and life, we get a deeper sense of how God brings light into our life through Jesus.
Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on the ways they have disappointed God and resolve to return to him with their whole hearts, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis urges families to discover God's love and be generous, forgiving, patient, helpful and respectful.
Family life will be better if people use the words "please," "thank you," and "I'm sorry" every day, he said, and the world will be a better place if the church reaches out to the imperfect and the wounded.
Book Review: The author believes that seeing nature the way poets do is the only thing that’s going to save nature from destruction caused by overdevelopment, climate change, and pesticides.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, gets plenty of questions about Pope Francis.
A March 27 discussion at Georgetown University, sponsored by the university's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, was no exception. The nuncio, who sat onstage with John Carr, the initiative's director, was asked about the pope's key issues and his impact in the four years since his election.
Our Lenten Journey: "Silence" takes us on a journey, leaving us with a sense of mystery and questions about the choices the characters make, their doubt and faith.
Spiritual Reflections: We may be people who wonder what God might be up to. We may choose to allow authorities to give us the answers.
The Peace Pulpit: We have to listen to God in the Word that we hear every week. We have to receive God into our hearts through our Eucharist.
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.