This Lent, risk prayer

man at prayer

In college, I made Bluto Blutarsky from "Animal House" look like a choir boy.

Them's fighting words!

couple fighting

When Father Angelo Bianchi, a wonderful Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions missionary, married my wife and me, he gave us some bad advice.

Ashes mark beginning, not end, of new life, says theologian

Fr Pedro Martinez blesses the ashes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ash Wednesday and Lent are a time to recall that new life emerges from the ashes and that spring blossoms from the bleakness of winter, said a noted Italian theologian.

We need grace to succeed in our resolutions

list of new year resolutions

I learned the Act of Contrition in second grade. Mrs. Tartamella would patiently practice with us every day.

The busyness solution

woman holding coffee cup

Have you ever felt like you were going 100 mph, doing all the things, but felt completely exhausted, burnt out, and wanting to collapse?