Listen Up: Weekly Message for 02-23-16

Dear Friends in Christ, Whenever Jesus was on the verge of an especially big moment, he made time for prayer. He spent 40 days in the desert in prayer before beginning his public... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: First Comes Prayer

God calls us, first and foremost, to be his companions. This is the same invitation He extended to the apostles! But how are we to accomplish this? Fr. Bartunek guides us to consider... Read More

The Liturgy of the Eucharist:
The Preparation of the Gifts (7)

The Preparation of the Gifts concludes with a Prayer over the Offerings that the bishop or priest says on behalf of everyone participating. This is a simple prayer with a long... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Is Making the Sign of the Cross Left-handed OK?”

Q: My daughter is in first grade at a Catholic school. She is left-handed. They were recently tested on the proper way to make the Sign of the Cross. Naturally, she did it with her left hand, and lost points on her test. She will be tested on this again. I have gone over it with her, and she continues to use her left hand.... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: No Husband, No Kids, Gave Up Praying … What’s the Point?”

Q: I feel so lost in my life. I am in my late 30s with gynae problems, which means that it is increasing unlikely that I will conceive a child. I am single and so lonely. All I ever wanted was to meet a good man, get married and have children. Since I was 15 or 16 years old I have prayed for this, going on pilgrimages, getting... Get the Answer!

Teams work together by praying together: Weekly Message for 02-23-16

Dear Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: Last week I had the joy and the privilege of participating in a semi-annual offsite meeting with some of the core members of the Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: What are Catholic Priests Supposed to Do?

Do you know one of our titles for Christ is “The High Priest”? He is the bridge between eternity and our life here on earth. Priests participate in this role in a particular... Read More

The Liturgy of the Eucharist:
The Preparation of the Gifts (6)

“Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.” The bishop or priest invites everyone participating in the liturgy to join their... Read More

“Ask a Priest: What If I’m Told to Stop Confessing the Same Sins?”

Q: I’m wondering about something that has been said to me several times during confession. After I have finished confessing my sins (I generally go to the same priest), the priest tells me to stop saying the same sins. This is incredibly disheartening as I am repeating the same sins, and because it is the same confessor... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What About Controversy Over a Canonized Saint?”

Q: Why was Junípero Serra canonized as a saint if there was controversy over him? I’m a little uncomfortable with this. -C. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It might surprise you, but many saints were controversial in their own way. St. Jerome was said to have had an irascible character. Even Pope St. John Paul... Get the Answer!

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