Soul Seeing: My devout Catholic mother confidently advises prayer and reflection as a means of clarity. It took me a long time to realize what that means.
I worry that "checking out," while tempting, is not the answer when so much is at stake. Yet, action takes a toll, and some contemplative tips can come in handy.
Essay: Loving and caring for my granddaughter Mary resonates through me, reminding me so much of me and my relationship with God.
The vast majority of Americans have prayed for the healing of others and more than 1 in 4 have practiced the laying on of hands, a Baylor University expert reports.
Appreciation: The soul of Fr. Ed Hays took form in his drawings, paintings and writings.
Young Voices: In uncertain times, the labyrinth prayer practice allows me to connect with God, process my desires and honor the inevitable meandering in prayer.
Young Voices: Recognizing that he had unhealthy obsession with politics, the author's friend gave up politics for Lent -- during the 2008 presidential primary election season.
Pope Francis told Catholic priests and religious to resist the temptation of resignation, during a public Mass Feb. 16 in Morelia, a central Mexican city notorious for drug-related violence.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has not always lived life in a wheelchair. He was on his morning jog 31 years ago when a falling tree broke his spinal cord, leaving him partially paralyzed.
Abbott, a Catholic, noted at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held Thursday in Washington, there are times when "our prayers are answered differently than the way we expect."
He said he can recall, "I spent months praying and hoping for the best possible outcome" after the accident. God, instead, "responded by giving me challenges that made me even stronger."
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.