• 'Drinking with the Saints' – book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

    “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

  • Tough, funny and fearless: A bold new take on women saints

    Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming for her bed – and missed, grazing the corner of her nightstand with the back of her head.

  • A How-To Guide to Mercy

    God Himself provides the most perfect “how to” for mercy in the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. To enter into that life, the Church has set aside this year of mercy and Kathleen Beckman has written God’s Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace, and Joy, a gift for entering in, in personal prayer and practice, and for groups who want to do something to make the jubilee year in the Church a real, practical part of their lives. 

  • Recognizing everyday miracles

    Tony Magliano, best known as an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist, enters the children’s book genre with “Cracks in the Sidewalk.”

  • Fleeing the present

    There may be something about the present we don’t like, that we fear. The present may not be all that we wish or want it to be. It may be a painful present. We may try to cover it up, move past it too quickly — and so we don’t learn from it.

  • Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

    At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed his desire to help people rediscover him through both prayer and witness.

  • A game plan for getting your adult child back to Church

    Your child has left the Church. Does this sound familiar? Maybe it was “so long” after confirmation. Perhaps it happened in college. Somewhere priorities changed and choices were made. And it’s his mother’s or father’s or parents’ heart’s desire to get him back to Church.

  • Heather King’s memoir ‘Stripped’ explores the intersection of cancer, culture and Christ

    Heather King, Catholic author and blogger, has recently released her latest book, “Stripped.” A former alcoholic and a convert to the faith, King’s new book recounts her experience with breast cancer.

  • Stripped: At the intersection of cancer, culture and Christ

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, my first thought was “I’m going to die.”

    My second was “I do not want to ‘battle’ cancer.”

  • ‘There was a hermit who lived in the woods’

    “There was a hermit who lived in the woods,” begins poem 41 of the Robert Lax collection of contemplative words, “In the Beginning was Love,” edited by S.T. Georgiou. The writings collected here are about half poetry and half journal entries, though the latter are as precise as prose poems. Belief, lifestyle and identity as inextricable parts of the person’s whole are emphasized throughout the book.

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Praying for holiness and the kingdom

Archbishop José H. Gomez

The Church’s saints have always recognized that the Lord’s Prayer is a summary of his whole Gospel. And each word and phrase in the prayer is a rich source for us to contemplate and reflect on.

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