Advent with Richard Rohr


Monday of the Second Week of Advent

What we need to do is recognize what is, in fact, darkness and then learn how to live in creative and courageous relationship to it.

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Pope Francis gestures before speaking about the death penalty at an encounter marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11. The death penalty is


Pope demands action for failing fight against climate change

Despite growing recognition of climate change as a legitimate and looming threat, current commitments to mitigate its effects fall short, Pope Francis said.

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Christmas in the Holy Land


Christmas In the Holy Land

Visiting the birthplace of Jesus makes an indelible mark on pilgrims, who describe the experience as profound, peaceful, and joyful.

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Advent: Waiting in Darkness

Christmas is not a sentimental waiting for a baby to be born, but much more an asking for history to be born.

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Saint of the Day: Nicholas


Saint of the Day: Nicholas

The absence of “hard historical facts” is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to Saint Nicholas shows.

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Prayers and Novenas

Looking to deepen your prayer life? Enjoy this collection of prayers and novenas.

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Advent with Mary


Advent with Mary

Spend a prayerful moment this Advent with Mary, the universal mother.

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