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On the Epiphany, we recognize Jesus, “the light of the universe”

"Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you" (Is 60:1). Night was falling at the end of a gray day. A...

Waiting for Christ, the light of the world

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Advent is a time to watch and prepare for the coming of Christ just as vigilantly...

Fourth Sunday of Advent: The mystery of Jesus as God and...

Sunday Scripture reading, Dec. 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent 1) Is 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-6 2) Rom 1:1-7 Gospel: Mt 1:18-24 The mystery of Jesus as God and man At Christmas,...

Advent is a new beginning for all — Effie Caldarola

It was a chilly March night in a small Midwestern town. Maybe it was windy, because in my memory the Great Plains are always...

Q&A: The status of Medjugorje and the true cross of Christ...

BY FATHER KENNETH DOYLE  Q. A friend has just informed me that she is going next month to Medjugorje in Bosnia. She says that the...

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: The...

Sunday Scripture readings, June 23, 2019 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Cycle C 1) Gn 14:18-20 Psalm 110:1-4 2)1 Cor 11:23-26 Gospel: Lk 9:11-17   The...

Holy Stairs in Vatican to be uncovered for public to climb

VATICAN CITY  — For the first time in 300 years, the marble steps of the Holy Stairs will be free from the thick wooden...

Let Jesus be your personal trainer, L.A. archbishop urges teens

LOS ANGELES — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told 1,600 Catholic teens gathered for the “City of Saints” conference that their faith...

‘In God, justice is mercy and mercy is justice,’ pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Jesus was motivated by truth and mercy, not blanket judgments that lead to deceit and hypocritical ways of skirting...

Pope holds Christmas audience with Vatican employees, families

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While exchanging gifts for Christmas is a beautiful tradition, Pope Francis said, do not forget the one and only...

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