The three pillars of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—are expressions of the fundamental purpose of Lent, which is a turning to God and a conversion of heart. Each pillar is distinct yet remains vitally connected to the others, forming a unique triad that draws us closer to God and one another throughout this penitential season. ...
The Mass is the heart of Catholic religious life. It gives participants courage and hope to face everyday challenges. It provides direction and encouragement through the scriptures. It allows time to reflect and ... Read More
“If you want peace, work for justice.” This famous quote comes from Pope Paul VI’s address for the Day of Peace in 1972, and these words ring out with the strength of truth to the present day. ... Read More
The news is full of stories of conflict, poverty, and destruction. For most of us, these stories cause a moment or a day of sadness or concern. Maybe we even offer a prayer for those impacted by the ... Read More