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Dwelling on past sins prevents us from exploring God’s desire for...

When my granddaughter Alice was just months old, she would lie on a blanket, surrounded by a plastic toy structure that had colorful objects...

Jesus demonstrates lightheartedness should be part of our faith journey —...

My friend Sam, 7 years old, lived on a tree-lined street in an old neighborhood. One day, when out playing, Sam (name changed to protect...

Can’t sleep? ‘Don’t worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of...

When I was a little girl, my dad would tell me, "Don't take your troubles to bed with you." I was an inveterate worrier....

Follow the example of our elders and care for the earth...

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII articulated his vision of Catholic social teaching impacting the affairs of our world. Like Jesus, who entered the world...

For those who have experienced a broken heart, Lent holds promise...

As we move through the second half of Lent, I keep returning to something I saw on Twitter: "Lent is a season for the...

St. Peter is a good figure to accompany our Lent —...

My faith-sharing group decided that we would each describe a person who inspires us. This could be a figure from the Gospels, perhaps a...

‘The Social Dilemma’ is must-see TV for those who want to...

My brother has been a faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous for decades. He's the guy who opens the church and brews the coffee for...

For a long time we thought we could live healthy in...

A few stale Christmas cookies linger, but the mailbox has yielded its last, tardy Christmas card, and those not-so-merry tax documents are showing up...

Listen to what God is telling you through Advent tears

Do you ever find yourself, during this time of COVID-19, experiencing unexpected tears? We’ve all walked, on the news, through hospital corridors we never planned...

Remembering discipleship is a good way to honor advent: Effie Caldarola

During Advent, we pray about our call to be disciples. But what does "discipleship" mean? One of the most accessible and enjoyable Jesuit writers of...

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