Catholic Voices

Daydreaming about God

Sometimes I like to sit and daydream about God. I might be under a tree at a park, watching the shadows shift through the leaves, or in my office, listening to rain splatter against my windows, or even behind the wheel of my car in a parking lot, with people loading their groceries in cars beside mine.

Pope Francis' call to action on the climate crisis

Next month marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. The encyclical letter takes its title from St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful “Canticle of the Creatures”: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth.”

From the Editor - April 2020

"It cannot be said too often: if Christ was not raised from the dead, we would never have heard of him,” writes Fleming Rutledge in her beautiful book The Crucifixion.

Seeds of the Word - Lent, a season of temptation

Perhaps this column’s headline is somewhat shocking. We tend to think of Lent as a season of penance and conversion, not of temptation. Nonetheless, temptation is an unavoidable reality in this liturgical time that prepares us for Easter. Just notice how keenly you crave meat on Fridays, precisely when we should abstain from it.

Giving back on a budget

Dear Kianna: I know almsgiving is one of the “pillars” of Lent, but I don’t have a lot of money. What should I do?

– Strapped for Cash