Currently most of us are unable to attend Mass because public Masses have been cancelled. But that doesn't mean that we should treat Sunday like any other day of the week. At the same time, what ARE we supposed to do? It feels so strange not to be able to go to Mass! Here is a guide on how to keep the Sabbath holy.
Panic and attempts to stay in control don’t actually help us. But they do promote scarcity of goods that were not going to be scarce in the first place—and they don’t free us from anxiety in any lasting way. Rather than indulge in panic, why don't we pray instead?
Prayer, recollection, repentance, and discipline are all very important, but how much more powerful they become for the entire Kingdom of God when we do them with the heart and mind of a warrior.
Is it possible to experience peace, and live it spiritually, when things in your life seem to be imploding? Yes. Not only can you remain in peace yourself, you can bring it to others—regardless of your circumstances. Here are six things that I have found necessary for finding and keeping interior peace.
The Lord doesn’t want us to live in fear of the future or in shame over our past. He calls us to start again. He desires to wash away the sins of our past, and to guide our future with His Providence. We must follow Him now, not later.
The statue is one of the most distinctive forms of Catholic art. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The claim that statues used for veneration were idols used for worship has caused controversy in the Church. So why should we bring Catholic statues into our homes?
Have you ever thought about giving a spiritual gift to your spouse for Valentine's Day? When we recall the origins of this feast day, we can see why a spiritual gift might actually be in better keeping with "who" and "what" the feast is about.
Children are experts at living in the moment. We, as adults, have a much harder time doing that. And that’s not entirely our fault. We are somewhat hard-wired to live in the past and in the future—it’s instinctual.
Doubt does not equal a lack of belief. It can actually be a stepping stone to a more perfected faith. If we wrestle with our doubts, we can claim and embrace our faith more deeply over time, and even strengthen the faith God has given us.
A gifted writer and preacher, St. Francis de Sales was named a Doctor of the Church in 1877—particularly for the spiritual direction which his writings provided for lay people. He understood the demands of everyday life and knew how to guide souls to holiness in the midst of it.