Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Refresh Your Soul

Our guest blogger today is Robert J. Wicks, author of Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Refresh Your Soul. During the very times when losses occur and crises strike, the opportunity is especially present for us to realize how much God is at the center of our lives, at the heart of ourselves, and on the...

J.O.Y.

Our guest blogger today is Kelly M. Wahlquist, author of Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy. When I was in eighth grade, we got a new principal, Sr. Mary Gwendolyn. At the end of every single day, over the P.A. system, Sr. Mary Gwendolyn said the same thing to us: “Remember...

God Is So Big

Our guest blogger today is Kelly M. Wahlquist, author of Created to Relate: God’s Design for Peace and Joy. When I was in preschool, my image of God was the Statue of Liberty. I know that sounds crazy, but as a little four-year-old, I knew God was big, and the Statue of Liberty was the biggest...

Ask a Franciscan: What Is the Status of Divorced People?

Q. As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, what happens when a couple divorces? I know many divorcées who have left the Catholic Church because they felt abandoned by it. Someone I know very well is getting a divorce, and I don’t know what the Church’s position is.  A. Divorce does not change the...

Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends

The following is an excerpt from Mary Claire Kendall’s new book Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends. Early on, when I was marketing Gary Cooper’s faith journey, the editor of a Los Angeles-based magazine told me she was only interested in his “external life.” How absurd, I thought....

Overcoming Obstacles

Living out our faith on a day-to-day basis is a challenge. No matter what our age, vocation, or condition, we are subject to encountering obstacles of some kind. They may come from within—a crisis of faith, an illness, or simply the advance of age. Or the obstacles may be external: a change in the...

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