At Home or on the Road, God Is with Us

by Diane M. Houdek on Jan 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

No matter how much we try to extend the holiday with traveling and vacation time and a last...

Look to the Stars

by Diane M. Houdek on Jan 6, 2019 5:00:00 AM

I love going out in the yard in the winter to look at the stars. The clear, cold air makes them...

Mary, Mother of God

by Pope Francis on Jan 1, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart!” (Luke 2:19). In these words,...

Jesus Is Forever

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 31, 2018 5:00:00 AM

We’re approaching the end of the Christmas season. Soon we will be back to the ordinary routines...

The Shocking Beauty of Christmas

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Dec 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Pope Benedict, who addressed 250 artists in the Sistine Chapel before Michelangelo’s half-naked,...

How Can We Grasp This Truth?

by Richard Rohr, OFM on Dec 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

I have long felt that Christmas is a feast that largely celebrates humanity’s unconscious desire...

Amid the Rush

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on Dec 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM

“The manger was prepared, the hay had been brought, the ox and ass were led in. There simplicity...

The Incarnation Changes Everything

by Pat McCloskey, OFM on Dec 23, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The custom of setting up a Christmas crib in one’s home—not simply outside a church—reinforces...

Wants and Needs

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 22, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Somewhere in the course of a childhood or a lifetime, we learn to balance expectations and...

Human and Divine

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Knowing that God not only knows but experienced what it was to be a human being, composed of...