The key is reminding people that they are good and that God is pleased with them.
Confirmation – much more than a certificate of completion.
Prayer, Mass, homilies, visiting the sick, administrative duties and more.
Christianity’s bold claims shine brightest when things are darkest.
To love our enemies does not mean we are their friends. It does not mean that we are to continue to put ourselves in a position to get hurt. That’s important to remember.
So many good people I know have suffered horribly in the last month, and I’m really struggling to hold on to my faith.
Take a gratitude walk In times of trouble, our hearts long for peace an...
Good stewards recognize the blessings of God in their lives.
John Thelen began volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul in St. Johns in 1995, and is now the executive director.
Dear Father Joe: I got into a pretty heated discussion on a Catholic website the...
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. Yet many Catholics...
Peter’s journey of faith is a microcosm for all of us.
Mark Rey (1577-1622) began his career as a lawyer who accompanied aristocrats ar...
If we are to truly live and be most fully alive, it only makes sense that we need to live in harmony with that for which we are made.
Dear Father Gale: I have been thinking about deleting my Facebook account. What do you think, Father?
I have been thinking about deleting my Facebook account. What do you think, Father?
Sue Davis of St. Gerard Parish in Lansing has been bringing the Eucharist to patients at local hospitals for 11 years.
St. Joseph is the patron of all families, especially of fathers, and the patron ...
Many of us just try to survive Lent until we can satiate our increasing hunger for dessert, Instagram, alcohol or the snooze button. Columnist Pete Burak invites you to consider it from a different perspective.
Every time I go to confession, I seem to say the same things.
Will we learn the lessons of the three ghosts as did Scrooge?
Jo Hooper shares a mother’s warmth
In recent years, usually around the beginning of November, I’ve noticed a growin...
When Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in December of 1843, the import...
This tight-knit group takes care of their parish and each other