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Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the church, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the church rather than care for their fellow brothers and sisters are...

“Heart of church’s mission is prayer”, says Pope Francis to prayer...

VATICAN CITY -- Prayer helps men and women to view reality through the eyes of faith and to have a spiritual outlook on life...

An open prayer to God for clarity in discernment

Dear Lord, Sometimes the morning fog seems the perfect metaphor for my inability to see where you are calling me. How, through the mist and...

Our life’s work: How do we discern what God is asking...

"Samuel, Samuel!" the Lord calls, in one of the more famous stories of discernment in the Bible. After bothering his teacher, Eli, three times,...

Ash Wednesday — a kick-start to holiness

When I was in college there was a group of students who didn't always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around all...

On Assumption feast, pope asks consolation for all who suffer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mary's assumption into heaven was a special sign of God's favor, but it also indicates God's desire to save all...

Pray.com offers social network for prayer, community-building

VATICAN CITY — Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without...

Prayer brings light of hope in dark times, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Prayer has the power to awaken hope in men and women, even in the face of death and destruction,...

Viewpoint: Lots of things to pray about in 2017

  Based on the record of 2016, there are a lot of things to pray about in the coming year. Wouldn’t it be nice to...

Visiting the pews and the polls on Nov. 8

  Churches will be open Tuesday for prayers, Masses and Adoration Because of the importance of Election Day 2016, Bishop Malooly has asked parishes in Delaware...

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