The Creed took centuries to develop and will take more than the lifetime of each believer to fully comprehend, but its main truth and saving grace is disarmingly simple: You are loved.
Catholics turn to both scripture and tradition in forming ideas about discipleship. The faithful and the magisterium both play a role in handing on the faith.
Some may settle for a baptism, wedding, and funeral in the church and feel they’ve gotten the best. But if you choose to live all the moments in between from the perspective of the Catholic worldview, you can enhance your life beyond your wildest imaginings.
How do we imitate Jesus? By looking like him or duplicating his actions? How about praying to make us feel the way he did?
At Mass, people frequently start with themselves. What would happen if they started with God?
From formal to informal to spoken to silent, the Catholic faith offers a wealth of prayers and ways to pray.
“Are people worth more than the worst thing they have done?” This is what Sr. Helen Prejean of the Congregation of St. Joseph challenged students at the University of Michigan to ponder while speaking on campus in November about her calling to advocate against the death penalty.
Son of God, a human being, a healer, one who gave his life for the world and is present with us today—all these and more answer the question: Who is Jesus?
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If God is content that an individual is trying his or her best (for the moment) to fulfill God’s hopes, that person qualifies as a saint.
Our values assist us in making responsible choices, including how to use and not misuse the sexual energy that makes us the vital people we are.
Everyone is a unique creation of God, and the way to sanctity is to be your unique self.
Environmental harm is considered by many to be the issue of our time. With characteristic hope and love, the pope has boldly spoken on it. Learn what it means for you.
Catholic teaching clearly informs us how to treat the “stranger”—migrants, immigrants, and refugees—in our midst.
When it comes to answering the pain of humanity, there is the only one appropriate response: mercy.
Catholics can never delegate the job of spreading the Good News. The joy of the gospel is meant to be shared—by you.
The early church and social networks have a lot in common. Sharing the commonness of life is an opportunity to build community.
Pope Francis wrote Evangelii Gaudium to the global church to encourage and guide us in our efforts to live the gospel and share it with others. What can we learn from it?
It might be surprising to some, but the church has a lot of positive things to say about intimacy.
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The whos, whats, and wheres of the Catholic parish.
Like his predecessor Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis has a particular appeal to young people around the world with his simple message of compassion and mercy.
Despite media messages to the contrary, we feel whole and true to ourselves when we care for our bodies.
What’s the purpose of the church, and does it change with the times?
The A-B-Cs of skillful Bible reading are building blocks to learning about yourself, your faith, and your relationship with God.
In the Year of Faith, here are some practical ways to share the faith.
The path to peace and serenity all begins with the humble admission: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned . . .
Whether it’s getting the oatmeal right in a soup kitchen or advocating to end global poverty, Catholics should and do care about those on the margins of society.
Confessing our sins helps us to recognize our weaknesses and our need for God's forgiveness and embrace.
You shouldn’t have to learn about Catholic social teaching on the streets—but that’s not a bad place to start!
Praying the mysteries of the rosary we weave our intentions, thoughts, imagination, emotions, and desire for union with Christ.
Being a Christian means adopting a certain way of life, and spirituality is living the Christian life in the concrete situation where we find ourselves.