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Pope Francis’ missionaries of mercy reflect on experience

Catholic News Service When Pope Francis commissioned his missionaries of mercy on Ash Wednesday, he reminded them, “Let us not forget: Before us is not...

Look It Up — The Fathers of the Church and the...

  The Fathers of the Church is a term applied to the great Christian writers of the centuries following the apostolic age. The fathers may...

When St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine

Catholic News Service St. Augustine was a long way from his northern-Africa homeland when Milan’s Bishop Ambrose baptized him at dawn on Easter in the...

The Early Fathers: Who they are and why they matter

Almost as soon as anyone begins to explore Christian heritage, he or she invariably runs across references to "the Fathers of the Church" or...

Why honor a saint’s relics?

Catholic News Service The human heart is a clear symbol in human language for love. To speak of giving one’s heart away, whether in pop...

Scripture reveals Christ bearing wrongs patiently

Catholic News Service When Christians participate in a work of mercy they do so in imitation of Christ, who in his lifetime either performed the...

Bearing wrongs patiently: Start with the cross

Catholic News Service Ever been wronged before? By a family member? A colleague? The government? Your favorite baseball team? What did you do? Or throw? Who...

On being patiently merciful to those who do us ill

Catholic News Service We know patient people when we see them. Yet patience is rather difficult to define in a precise way. After all, two...

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