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A Catholic Approach to Holiday Gift-Giving
Words alone are inadequate to express lots of things, especially personal messages like 的 love you.

Holy Family
We learn our native tongue not from our schoolteachers, but from our parents. We pick up from them, as by osmosis, attitudes, mannerisms, gestures, and habits. Like it or not, we are profoundly influenced not only by our genes, but by our family experie

To Sing Like an Angel
Angelina Davis is no typical sixteen year old Catholic high school student. While most of her peers have been concerned with learning to drive and hanging out with friends, Angelina spent the past fifteen months making news on the ever growing Catholic m

Comtemplative or Active?
As someone who is seriously contemplating the religous life, how does one discern if God is calling you to a contemplative order or an active order?

In Search for the Will of God
Arnold Janssen was born on November 5, 1837 in Goch, a small city in lower Rhineland (Germany). The second of ten children, his parents instilled in him a deep devotion to religion.

Epiphany
Gold may have been one of the original Christmas presents, but don稚 be mistaken there was never a golden age in the church free of controversy and struggle.

The Baptism of the Lord
The Gospels say that Jesus went to John the Baptist by the Jordan River, desiring to receive from him the baptism of repentance.

Baptism of the Lord and the Sacrament of Confirmation
Every single one of us is called and anointed. And that痴 why confirmation is one of the essential sacraments of initiation.

Age and Studies
I have some interest in a vocation as at the moment I am between jobs I can see one being able to carry out some of the tasks of a priest visiting the sick, marriages, funerals, baptisms, and some administrative work associated with the parish etc.

Visions of Mary
The Virgin Mary, our Blessed Mother - she graces the halls of the world痴 greatest museums and the walls of some of the world痴 poorest homes. Her image has been captured by artists and given homage by pilgrims.

Is Graduating High School Required?
I have not graduated high school, and I don稚 do well in school; do I need my high school diploma and other courses to enter the seminary? At what age I can do so?

The Eucharist; the source that nourishes the faith
The 澱reaking of bread, as the Eucharist was called in earliest times, has always been at the centre of the Church's life.

Enriching Children痴 Understanding of the Mass
In this Year of the Eucharist, parents looking to enrich their children痴 appreciation of and engagement in the celebration of the Mass now have a new resource.

Staying Detached while Discerning?
The only strength we have is in God's grace. That means that you have to bring his grace into your life actively, depend absolutely on it, and then not be afraid since Christ is the first one to want you to be faithful.

The Steps
What steps should be taken before entering the seminary?

Is this God's will?
Are we supposed to believe that everything that happens on a daily basis, day by day, is God's will and we should say yes to everything?

I Just Want to Know What I Am to Do
Why does it feel that everyone is telling me to join the religious life when I am having these dry feelings?

Advantages of Celibacy
What are the advantages of celibacy in the priesthood?

The Presentation of the Lord
Our Lady is the first and most exalted model for every consecrated person. Dear brothers and sisters, let yourselves be guided by her. Turn to her for help with humble trust, especially in moments of trial.

Why Lent Has Forty Days
. . . But other languages, such as Spanish, have a name for this season that is derived from the word for forty. It is the season of the forty days.

Legacies and Adventures Teach the Importance of Pursuing Your Dreams
Book Review Saint Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus by Mike McGrew

Lent: The Journey of Reconciliation
This is the invitation that the liturgy addresses to us at the beginning of Lent, urging us to be aware of the gift of salvation offered, in Christ, to everyone.

Transfiguration, Lent, and the Passion
Printed Appearances can be deceiving. After all, Jesus was just another Galilean. His hands were the rough hands of a workman. People in Nazareth knew his mother. Some even remembered the man that was his dad.

Am I Doing the Right Thing?
I have been thinking about a religious vocation for quite some time now. In fact, it has been three years. I have been praying, and I began talking about this with friends and some of the sisters at my parish.

A Special Friendship for Your Child
In her newly released book, Jesus I Feel Close to You (Paulist Press, November 2004, hardcover, 32 pages), author and art teacher Denise Stuckey employs images from a child痴 everyday life to help emphasize the importance of a close and personal relations

Our Faith: The Eucharist
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means

Young Catholic Musician Following God's Plan for Her Life
Kelly-Lynn Federman has been busy following her dreams and trying to determine God's path in her young life. In many respects, she's a typical fifteen year old, with dreams of a big, bright future.

Charming, Cool and Catholic
With her upbeat lyrics, musicianship and a faith that shines through in every song, Sarah Hart manages to bridge the generation gap between mother and son in my home.

Hearts on Fire Making Time to Study Word of God
An Author Interview with Gayle Somers and Sarah Christmyer, Hearts Aflame Scripture Study

I Feel My Vocation Drifting Away
There are a lot of things I will no longer be able to do in my typical college student life if I start now. I want to have all the fun I can. Is this selfish of me?


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