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“Who Are You?” ~ Discovering Your True Identity by Encountering Jesus (Gospel Reflection)
In today’s video reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on Sunday’s Gospel reading. St. Ignatius of Loyola explains, “By the term “Spiritual Exercises” is meant every...
Even Disappointed on the Road to Emmaus, Do Not Forget: You Are Part of a Love Story (Gospel Reflection)
One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Gospel Reading personally. A great way of doing this is using the technique of Lectio Divina, a powerful method which we...
(Quiz) What Happened to the Apostles and Where Do They Rest Now?
You and I know it. We have been sent by Jesus, we have a mission and the noun that best describes what we are is: “Apostle.” The word apostle, from the Greek apostello, “to send,” “to serve,” has a...
Why (And How) to Bring Your Kids to Adoration
I can almost feel the disapproving glares of the parishioners behind me burning holes in the back of my head, but I don’t dare turn and look. I am sitting on the floor at the front of the adoration...
Wondering How the Hierarchy of the Church Works? Here’s One Infographic that Explains All!
Have you ever wondered why the Catholic Church is structured in a hierarchical form? Or, what makes the difference between a deacon and a priest? Or how our local parishes fit into the global...
Watch the Pope Francis TED Talk That Is Speaking to Many Throughout the World
The Pope Francis TED talk is trending all over the news today. Filmed at the Vatican, the talk debuted during TED’s international conference in Vancouver on Tuesday night. It was a surprise for all...
Catholic News Service
Pope: U.S., North Korea need diplomatic solution to escalating tensions
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM CAIRO (CNS) -- A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis...
True faith means loving others to the extreme, pope tells Egypt's Catholics
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz CAIRO (CNS) -- The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in...
Catholic leaders decry fourth Arkansas execution in eight days
By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After Arkansas executed its fourth death-row inmate in eight days April 27, Sister Helen Prejean, a longtime opponent of capital punishment, said "future...
Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz CAIRO (CNS) -- Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant...
Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt
IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz CAIRO (CNS) -- Calling his visit to Egypt a journey of "unity and fraternity," Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation's religious leaders...
Catholic New York
Simple, Safe and Spiritual
In his infinite wisdom, God has ways of keeping us simple, humble. This is good. Otherwise, we might forget that we are the creatures, not the creator. God keeps us safe, trusting. He gives each of …
Cardinal Dolan Slams Democratic National Committee Pledge to Support Only Pro-Abortion Candidates
Cardinal Dolan described the recent pledge from the Democratic National Committee's chair to support only pro-abortion candidates "disturbing" and "intolerant."
Radical Discipleship Lived in Our Midst
This glorious Easter Season often presents to us daily Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles, that inspired book of the New Testament, written by St. Luke, often called, “The Fifth …
Sacred Sites Church Tour Weekend Offers Windows to World
House tours conducted by local historical or preservation societies are a popular springtime activity in many towns and villages. Next month, Catholics and parish churches in the archdiocese and ...
'Denles Ustedes de Comer'
Los cuatro evangelios dan cuenta del milagro de la multiplicación de los panes y peces (Cf., Mc 6, 30-44; Mt 14, 13-21; Lc 9, 10-17; Jn 6, 1-13), con la cual se destaca la importancia que...