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‘Nativity of the Virgin’ conveys humble joy St. Joachim and St....

Throughout the seasons and feasts of the liturgical year, the church pauses to give special honor to Mary, mother of Jesus, the son of...

Pilgrimages help us to see ourselves, our homes and our world...

So many significant moments in my spiritual life are tied to sights, smells, sounds and emotions felt on a pilgrimage: The deep sigh after...

A tale of two weddings: Opportunities to evangelize are close to...

How do we attract people to our church? How do we invite people to "come and see"? These are questions being asked with greater...

Visiting Jerusalem reminds us faith can be strengthened by envisioning the...

Any Christian who goes to Jerusalem will come away inspired by the experience of visiting a city where Jesus walked. Of course, as with all...

Don’t miss ordinary opportunities to speak about faith to young people...

Like students taking a test, we often assign God to boxes without realizing it: God will be present at church, in Mass or in...

Parenting: Living our life in the faith gives our children a...

Almost from the time he was born at a Catholic hospital in the San Fernando Valley, our son was destined to practice the Catholic...

Parenting: A lifetime commitment for our adult children who still need...

Parenthood always is a work in process. There always seems to be something more and something genuinely important for parents to consider in raising...

Parenting: Allowing college-aged kids to navigate their faith

"This is how it's supposed to go. We raise our kids, give them the tools they need, then let them go and hope they've...

Parenting: Giving a faith foundation to Generation Z to carry forward

A couple weeks before my three sons left for college, I took each to supper. They chose the restaurant, reflecting their personalities: a Thai...

Parenting: With teens, community, youth ministers, affirmation can make a difference

It was Aug. 31, 1997. My teenage daughter was flying home from World Youth Day in Paris. That same day, Princess Diana was killed...

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