A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the Ramblers’ thrilling, last-second 64-62 win over the University of Miami in the NCAA Tournament on March 15.
June 8, 2017, will probably always be a day etched in Molly Powers’ mind. Not only was it exactly a month since she and her husband, Kevin, suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, it also was her last day in campus ministry at the University of Illinois in Chicago and was the day […]
The U.S. Catholic bishops explained in a 2003 document that “popular devotional practices do not replace the liturgical life of the church; rather they extend it into daily life.”
As she did 100 years ago when she appeared to the shepherd children at Fatima, Mary asks for our prayers.
Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “the education of the conscience is a lifelong task.” What does it mean to pray for “conscience”? Isn’t a conscience simply what all of us have, that is, a working conscience that somehow lets us know what is right and what is wrong?
Fasting in Lent, along with prayer and almsgiving, is a way of “deepening our spiritual life,” Pope Francis says in his 2017 Lenten message.
Bishop Kettler encourages us to participate in special prayers and devotions, such as the rosary or Stations of the Cross, in your homes or parishes.