Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

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
The mission of Mary
When I was coming back into the Church in my late 20s, Mary was a bit of a stumbling block to me. I didn’t have enough education to make a… Read More
Love and service should motivate Jesus’ disciples
The disciples argue with each other about honor and prestige. Jesus, once again, tries to make them understand that he calls them to greatness through loving service. His words to… Read More
St. Joseph as adorer of Christ
It seems that God likes to do big things in hiding. Some of the most important moments of God’s intervention in human history are mostly hidden. The Annunciation is an… Read More
Wisdom of God brings peace to our hearts, world
By Father Joseph Sund Scripture Reflections   READINGS FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 19 Reading I – Wis 2:12, 17-20 Responsorial – Ps 54:3-6, 8 Reading II… Read More

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