SPIRITUALITY

Why should I have to confess my sins to a priest?

In confession, we are reconciled not just with God, but also with the whole community

By Father Cal Christiansen

Q: In Acts 3:19, Peter says, “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.” If my sins are forgiven directly by God, why does the church teach that I have to go to confession and confess my sins to a priest?

Wake up to 24/7 ‘inspirations’

Learning about spiritual consolation and spiritual desolation benefits our sacred story journey

By Father William Watson

None of us will achieve perfection this side of eternity. Yet we know from Scripture and the teaching church that human nature was “perfect” once, and will be perfect again.

Question Corner

Why don’t we just get rid of the sign of peace? And what are the rules about fasting before Mass?

By Father Kenneth Doyle

Waking up to the spiritual world

Discover the three elements that shape our thoughts, words and deeds

By Father William Watson

"Although he was made by God in a state of holiness, from the very onset of his history man abused his liberty, at the urging of the Evil One. Man set himself against God and sought to attain his goal apart from God. … Therefore man is split within himself. As a result, all of human life, whether individual or collective, shows itself to be a dramatic struggle between good and evil, between light and darkness." (Gaudium et Spes 13)

The Lord is coming — are you ready?

By Sister Ann Shields

Four weeks to prepare your heart for Christmas

The readings for the first Sunday of Advent are a marvelous "launching pad” for living Advent. I'd like to show you a way to really live this season.