Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

CONNIE ROSSINI: Why do Catholics address prayers to Mary?
We have just finished a series on the Our Father that spanned several months. Beginning today, we will explore the Catechism’s brief exposition of the Hail Mary. We will also… Read More
GEORGE WEIGEL: The Easter explosion
Let me adapt to recent circumstances a thought-experiment theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar proposed decades ago: Imagine that a friend contracts a severe case of COVID-19 and medicine can do… Read More
FATHER JEFF LOSEKE: Uniting ourselves with Jesus will overcome our divisions
Have you had the experience of going out to a favorite restaurant and finding yourself drawn to any number of items on the menu? When I am trying to decide… Read More
DEACON ROGER FILIPS: What Christ did for us on Good Friday
By DEACON ROGER FILIPS I have to admit that whenever I hear the passion story read on Palm Sunday and Good Friday, I still hope that Pilate will do the right… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: 'Deliver us from evil’
We have come to the final line in our study of the Our Father, following the Catechism. Today we examine what it means for God to “deliver us from evil,”… Read More
FATHER JOHN BROHEIMER: Put the Father and his plan for us first this Lent
I hope we are committed to holy actions during the whole year: praying the Rosary and other daily prayers, attending Mass as we are able during this pandemic, reading the Scriptures… Read More
FATHER RALPH O'DONNELL: Lent an opportunity to follow in Christ’s footsteps
By FATHER RALPH O’DONNELL I don’t know how it was for you growing up, but for me, as a child in grade school, I remember preparing in the days ahead of… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: ‘Lead us not into temptation’
Today we continue our exploration of the Our Father in the Catechism with the petition, “Lead us not into temptation.” What does it mean for God to “lead us” into… Read More
FATHER WALTER NOLTE: What accepting Jesus’ call to discipleship means
‘Repent and believe in the gospel.’ These are the first words out of the mouth of Jesus in his inaugural address to people gathered by the Sea of Galilee as… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: Forgiveness is an indispensable part of prayer
In our study of the Catechism’s exposition of the Our Father, we have come to the last two petitions. We begin today with “And forgive us our trespasses …” The… Read More
CHRISTINA CAPECCHI: The faith of Violet Jessop
When Violet Jessop set out to be a maritime stewardess, she wasn’t driven by some starry-eyed desire to see the world. She was moved by necessity. Her Irish father, a… Read More
LIZ KELLY: This year, let’s help bring others to life
In 1952, a little boy named Leslie was born prematurely in the Midwest. He had brain damage, cerebral palsy, and problems so severe with his eyes that they had to… Read More

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