The seven sacraments are drawn from the love that Jesus has for all of us as shown by his life, passion, death, and resurrection.
Three documents, The Decree on Ecumenism, Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, and Declaration on Religious Freedom, represent the Church's efforts to not only unify the community of Christians worldwide but also change attitudes and promote understanding toward non-Christian faiths.
Vatican II brought changes to the Roman Catholic Church: an increase in the role of women and lay ministry, more interest in the Bible, the use of local languages in the Mass, ecumenism and an emphasis on social justice.
Though written in simple language, Saint Francis' Peace Prayer provides rich material for spiritual reflection.
What we are all longing to know is this: “What do you think of me, Lord?” Or as I phrased it in my book, “Who does he say you are?”
From the beginning, Mother Teresa led a holy life. Here is a brief introduction from Joan Guntzelman.
The early Franciscans had two saints, Francis and Anthony, who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward.
At a time when so many different ideas about Jesus are being circulated, what more authentic source for learning about him than the Gospels? And what better way of studying the New Testament than with an expert who has spent his life pondering and teaching it? Scripture scholar Father Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., is our guide.
Read about Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, her childhood and her life as a Carmelite. Also, learn about the inspirational writings and messages of the “Little Flower.”
Saint Francis of Assisi lived and breathed a spirit of praise. He was a grateful man who carried that positive attitude to his prayer, especially to his Canticle.