Prayer

May 30, 2012

Pope Benedict: 'Amen' Expresses Trust in God

Christians must do God's will and transform our lives like St. Paul, the Holy Father said May 30.

May 23, 2012

Pope Benedict: Children of God, Cry Out to 'Abba, Father!'

"Perhaps modern man does not perceive the beauty, grandeur and profound consolation contained in the word ‘Father,’ with which we can turn to God in prayer, because the father figure is often not sufficiently present in today’s world and is often not a sufficiently positive presence in everyday life,” the Holy Father said May 23.

May 17, 2012

Pope Benedict: St. Paul Teaches Us to Pray With the Holy Spirit's Help

Heavenly aid helps us pray, the Holy Father said May 16.

May 9, 2012

Pope Reflects on the Power of Prayer

The Holy Father reminded the faithful May 9 to trust God like Peter did and thanks everyone for their prayers for him as the Successor of Peter.

May 2, 2012

Pope Benedict Speaks About St. Stephen's Courageous Conviction

The Holy Father said May 2 that Stephen's 'very martyrdom is the fulfillment of his life and his message: He becomes one with Christ.'

April 28, 2012

VIDEO: Is the Rosary Just "Vain Repetitions"?

April 27, 2012

The Healing of a Football Player’s Wounded Heart

Former quarterback finds peace of soul in the Mass, priesthood and intercession of St. Joseph.

April 25, 2012

Pope: Make Prayer a Priority

Without prayer as 'the breath of the soul and of life,' the Holy Father said, the faithful 'risk suffocating in the midst of a thousand everyday things.'

April 21, 2012

Help for the Journey of Life

Saturday Book Pick: Three aspects of our earthly pilgrimage.

April 18, 2012

Pope: Prayer Strengthens the Church

'We too,' said Benedict on April 18, 'must bring the events of our daily lives into our prayer, in order to seek their most profound significance.'

April 7, 2012

A Challenging Book, but Worth the Time

Saturday Book Pick: Stratford Caldecott’s All Things Made New: The Mysteries of the World in Christ.

March 14, 2012

Pope Benedict: Mary Is Our Model for Prayer

The Mother of God, he explained on March 14, “teaches us the necessity of prayer.”

March 13, 2012

12 Most Influential American Catholics

March 7, 2012

Pope Discusses Christ's Silence on the Cross and Need for Silence in Prayer

From Benedict XVI's March 7 general audience: Silence has 'the capacity to open a space in our inner being, a space in which God can dwell, which can ensure that his word remains within us and that love for him is rooted in our minds and hearts and animates our lives.'

March 7, 2012

Pope: Evangelize With Silence

March 11 issue editorial on how the work of bringing the world to God must involve silence as much as it involves words and actions.

February 25, 2012

Cardinal Dolan on the Record

Saturday Book Pick: John Allen probes a new cardinal on his 'affirmative orthodoxy.'

February 22, 2012

Pope Benedict Encourages Faithful on Lenten 'Journey of Spiritual Renewal'

On Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father reflected: 'In these 40 days that will lead us to Easter, may we find new courage to accept with patience and with faith situations of difficulty, of affliction and trial, knowing that from the darkness the Lord will make a new day dawn.' He also commented on the meaning of ashes.

February 15, 2012

Pope Reassures the Faithful: 'We Never Fall From the Hands of God'

Benedict XVI focuses Feb. 15 audience on the three last prayers of Jesus from the cross.

February 13, 2012

Equipping Men for the Spiritual Battle

The co-host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock discusses his plan to prepare men for life’s most important moments.

February 1, 2012

Pope: Christ's Prayer in Garden of Gethsemane Shows God's Constant Providence

Jesus shows the faithful how to pray in all circumstances, Benedict XVI said Feb. 1.

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