BLOG: Prayer
Bill McGarvey, culture columnist for America and author of “The Freshman Survival Guide,” talks about young people who identify as “spiritual but not religious,” why they resist traditional forms of Christianity and where they may find God. This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible ...read more
Fr. James Martin, S.J., Editor at Large at America Magazine, introduces readers to different ways to pray with the Bible. Here, he takes an in-depth look at “Lectio Divina.” This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible Society. ...read more
Fr. James Martin, S.J., Editor at Large at America Magazine, introduces readers to different ways to pray. Here, he takes an in-depth look at Ignatian contemplation. This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the American Bible Society. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For November 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Dialogue – That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own. Pastors – That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For October 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Human Trafficking – That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated. Mission in Asia – That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to ...read more
On Friday, September 25, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at Ground Zero to participate in an Interreligious Prayer to commemorate the fallen of 9/11. Please see below for the Holy Father’s prepared remarks. Interreligious Meeting Ground Zero Memorial, New York Friday, 25 September 2015 Dear Friends, I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero, ...read more
Below you will find the final address of Pope Francis during the celebration of Vespers at the Cathedral of Havana on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Celebration of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of Havana Homily of Pope Francis – FINAL VERSION Cardinal Jaime [Ortega] spoke to us about ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For September 2015, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Opportunities for the Young – That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people. Catechists – That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim. Daily ...read more
To my Venerable Brothers Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Cardinal Kurt Koch,  President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity Sharing the concern of my beloved brother, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, for the future of creation (cf. Laudato Si’, 7-9), and at the suggestion ...read more
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like their Orthodox brothers and sisters, Catholics formally will mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis has decided. The day of prayer, the pope said, will give individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help ...read more