We all need God's mercy for ourselves and for the community in which we live. Harsh and pitiless application of the law in not the way God works.
As we continue our Lenten journey, today's words from the prophet Isaiah offer us hope. God wants good things for us.
We don't always appreciate God's involvement in our affairs, but He stays involved because He cares for us.
We are all sinners but we pray that our sinfulness will not become the basic element of our relationship with God.
Massgoers in Ireland are being urged to make a hard sacrifice throughout the penitential six-week period: switching off their mobile phones.
Being like the Lord is not something we can achieve or earn. The only way we can be like the Lord is if the Lord makes us so.
Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God's promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.
Smoke billowed from a small fire pit, rising nearly as high as the steeple of St. Bartholomew Church in Columbus.
Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one's own faults and defects, Pope Francis said.
Every Lent, Catholic parishes across the country offer talks, prayer services and retreats as the Catholic Church prepares for Easter. And parishes in the Diocese of Albany are no exception.