I find the joyful mysteries of the rosary to be, well, joyful. Their focus, of course, is on the wonderful, happy events in Jesus’ earthly life...
As we enter Lent, we are reminded that we are “dust to dust” and “ashes to ashes.” After a year full of sorrows such as the separation of families..
Some months before I was ordained, my bishop told me he planned to send me to teach at one of our Catholic high schools. The idea terrified me. I..
Earlier in my life, I was wary of formulaic prayer—the Catholic prayers I’d grown up with. I’d listened to Protestant friends who condemned..
What is the Catholic Church’s position on centering prayer? Is it New Age? Is it allowed for Catholics? Why or why not?
What is more awesome than a star-filled night? Perhaps a sunrise over a lake or over the Grand Canyon? Or a baby, especially if that baby happens..
Several friends and I are doing the devotion “33 Days to Morning Glory.” St. Louis de Montfort suggests that we detach ourselves from all things...
I understand that if I pray for someone, that action affects me and how I deal with that person—and perhaps others. All our lives, Catholics are..
I understand that my prayers for someone will not cause God to move that person to the head of the line or guarantee a desired outcome. Then why..
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