June 17, 2013

How can Jesus’ death save people who died before his time?

March 16, 2013

Pope: "How I Wish for a Church That is Poor and For The Poor!"

August 27, 2012

Pope Benedict: Sincerity Is Key to Faith

A lack of sincerity in life is 'the mark of the devil,' as witnessed in the decision of Judas Iscariot to continue following Christ even after he had ceased to believe in him, the Holy Father said Aug. 26.

June 21, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: Defending Religious Freedom Starts With Hearts Open to God's Will

Philadelphia shepherd's June 20 address to 2012 Catholic Media Conference.

April 28, 2012

Christian Story Comes to Life

April 22 issue feature on the Holy Land: a look at the pivotal moments of Christ's ministry.

April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday Is Preview of Easter Victory

Column notes that 'Jesus was not only the glory of Yahweh returning to his Temple; he was also the new David, indeed Yahweh himself, reclaiming his city and preparing to deal with the enemies of Israel.'

March 12, 2012

Pope: Jesus Has Zeal of Love

On March 11, Benedict XVI said Christ exemplifies Psalm 69: “He devours zeal for your house."

March 5, 2012

Follow the Footsteps of Christ Along the Gospel Trail

Trails follow major life events of Jesus in the Holy Land.

February 13, 2012

Pope: 'This Is the Victory of Christ, Which Is Our Deep Healing'

Benedict XVI reflects on Jesus' healing of the leper and 154th anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes' first appearance to St. Bernadette.

January 29, 2012

How to Beat the Devil

User's Guide to Sunday, Jan. 29.

January 14, 2012

Understanding the Incarnation

Jan. 15 issue column

January 11, 2012

Pope Benedict Reflects on the Eucharist, the 'Sacrament of Love'

The Holy Father explains the significance of the Last Supper during Jan. 11 audience.

January 4, 2012

Holy Father Entrusts the Sick to Christ's Care

Pope Benedict XVI releases World Day of the Sick message.

December 25, 2011

The Irrepressible Joy of Christmas

Christmas column from Dec. 18 issue.

December 25, 2011

Love Came Down

December 19, 2011

Benedict XVI Reminds Prisoners That God Loves Them

During visit to Rome’s largest prison, the Holy Father also addressed overcrowding and the mission of the justice system.

December 17, 2011

Awaiting the Incarnation

Dec. 18 issue editorial on Christmas.

December 15, 2011

Papal Preacher's Advent Sermons Focus on Evangelization

He has been sharing the Gospel with the Pope and other Vatican officials for 31 years.

December 12, 2011

Pope Benedict: Stay Focused on the Coming of Christ and 3 Christmas Wishes

The Holy Father's Angelus address for the Third Sunday of Advent and highlights from his message at the recent Christmas tree lighting.

December 11, 2011

What Does the Advent Wreath Symbolize?

Why Do Catholics ...? feature from our Dec. 4 issue

December 5, 2011

Pope: Advent Prepares Hearts for the Arrival of Emmanuel

Benedict XVI reflects on Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 4.

December 1, 2011

Benedict XVI Tells the Faithful to Pray Like Jesus

The Pope reflected on Christ's prayer life during his Nov. 30 general audience: He 'shows us perfectly how to pray as children of the heavenly Father.'

November 28, 2011

Archdiocese of Washington's Initiative Focuses on the Gift of Christ focuses on the reason for the season.

November 27, 2011

Pope: Be Alert to Eternity

Benedict welcomes Advent on Nov. 27: 'Let us heed the message in today's Gospel by entering prayerfully into this holy season, so that we may be ready to greet Jesus Christ, who is God with us.'

November 27, 2011

Our Advent Lights

Dec. 4 issue editorial.

November 26, 2011

12-Step Pride-Elimination Plan

Why bad pride is so bad. Nov. 20 issue column.

November 12, 2011

Rhyming Past and Future

The point, once again, is that history does not so much repeat itself as rhyme. Jesus Christ — the same yesterday, today and forever. Nov. 6 issue column.

November 7, 2011

Pope: Live Like Those Who Have Hope

Faith in Christ's resurrection and eternal life must inspire Christians to act with love in daily life. Benedict also prayed for victims of violence in Nigeria. Other Vatican news: conference on child-abuse prevention in Rome reiterates need to work to eliminate the evil in society.

November 3, 2011

Pope: 'It Is in Christ Alone That ... Hope (of the Resurrection) Finds Its Basis in Reality'

Benedict XVI offers Mass for bishops and cardinals who have died in the last year.

October 30, 2011

Pope: Imitate Christ's Service to Others

Benedict's Sunday Angelus for Oct. 30.

October 30, 2011

Send My Roots Rain

Our Catholic faith proves to be deep and beautiful beyond words. Through the practice of our faith, we actually, in a very simple and natural way, open our hearts to the healing that Christ wants to bring. Oct. 23 issue feature.

October 19, 2011

Pope Recalls God's Loving Plan Throughout History

Benedict XVI discusses Psalm 136 at Oct. 19 audience.

October 2, 2011

Pope: Remember Your Guardian Angel and Christ the Cornerstone

Benedict XVI has returned to Rome to recommence his Sunday Angelus addresses Oct. 2.

August 20, 2011

Pope Reminds Seminarians at World Youth Day to Follow Christ

Text from homily at Mass in the Cathedral of la Almudena in Madrid.

August 19, 2011

Pope Tells Youth 'May Christ's Love for Us Increase Your Joy' at Way of the Cross

Full text of Benedict XVI's speech in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid.

April 29, 2011

Culture of Vocations, Happy Families, Circuminsession, FSSP in Tulsa, St. Barbara, and much more!

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April 18, 2011

Purity of Charity, Silent Love, Loves Sees with New Eyes, The First Concelebrated Mass, and more!

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