Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

The power of sacrifice
More times than I can count I get asked a question like this: “Father, my children have left the Church. I pray for them all the time. What more can… Read More
Your Heart, His Home: Poverty has a name
The story went something like this: A group of MBAs from a prestigious university (that shall remain unnamed) determined that through applying their business acumen they could make Mother Teresa… Read More
Scripture Reflections: Rend your hearts this Lent
“Even now says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord your God”… Read More
The Catholic Culturalist: Relying on the mysterious gift of the Holy Spirit
Jesus makes a startling statement at the Last Supper: “It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come… Read More
Word on Fire: What are the laity supposed to be?
Back in the 1950s, Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, began to articulate a vision that was largely ratified at the Second Vatican Council. She said that… Read More
Listening for the voice of God
“He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while’” (Mark 6:31a). Jesus spoke these words to the Twelve He had chosen to be… Read More
Veni fills young adults’ longing for Catholic community
The following article was written by Rachael Tvrdy, who helped found Veni, a new group for young adults in the archdiocese. She also serves as marriage preparation and enrichment coordinator… Read More
The thrifting Catholic: giving new life to old things
Emily Hannon was surprised by the children’s clothes she saw at big-box stores and popular websites when she became a mom. And not in a good way. Obnoxious graphics, offensive… Read More
Light that cannot be overcome by the darkness
“What came to be through (the Word) was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not… Read More
St. Joseph: Patron saint of a happy death
As this Year of St. Joseph draws to a close on Dec. 8, the Church continues to reflect on the pivotal role of the saint in salvation history and his… Read More
Only the reign of Christ, King of Peace, will heal our land
“Are you the king of the Jews?” Pilate enters into conversation with Jesus by asking him a political question. Sadly, Pilate was not seeking to know who Jesus truly was.… Read More
We need to live like we’re always ready to die
By Deacon Roger Filips “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Lk 21:36).… Read More

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