In this follow-up question about the Mass, Fr. Joe looks at how we can increase our reverence, and reminds us that we "simply have to remember that the desire to be reverent at Mass is holy."
Let’s be honest, work is real and a healthy work/life balance is often elusive. So start small and reclaim Sunday.
According to the Gospels of Mark, Luke and Matthew, Jesus saw a tax collector sitting at his customs post and said, “Follow me.”
Pope Francis’s tendency to use colorful expressions and abrasive adjectives in commenting on ideas, habits, and practices of which he disapproves have puzzled Catholics for over eight years now.
Moving through the grief process after the death of a loved one has a large social component.
A look behind the scenes at the ancient roots of the word.
Mary saying yes to God was one of the most significant acts of obedience in human history.
Five hundred years ago, a cannonball changed the course of Ignatius of Loyola’s life.
Following Jesus in word and deed is what we are called to do.
Theology 101 is taking a peek behind the scenes of some of the prominent figures, groups and events referenced in the New Testament.
Dear Father Joe, I have friends who don’t seem to be interested in returning to church since the quarantine ended. How do I convince them to come back?
Your question reflects a heart of love, and I am so grateful for it.
I have noticed something happening in our society that people have called “cancel culture.” How are we supposed to respond to this as Christians?
I have a friend who says everything was much more reverent before the 1960s and that we should go back to the way things used to be. This is making me question what happens at Mass on Sunday.
During his 1977 rookie year with the Baltimore Orioles, future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray got a piece of advice from veteran Lee May: If you’ve got talent, May told the 21-year-old slugger, fame can’t help you, but the odds are it’ll ruin you.
Go behind the scenes of the New Testament with Theology 101.
We all carry hopes in our hearts that are both big and small.
These are the kinds of questions that can lead to a deepening and maturing of faith, so I am very glad that you asked about this.
Put Jesus first and feed your mind with the truth.
There is no denying that this past year has been very difficult for most of us.
There is little doubt the presence of the Zealots impacted Jesus’ life, ministry and, possibly, his death.
I think that if we asked any mother what she wanted most for her child, she would likely answer, “to be happy.”
I recently read reports about a study positing that the American news media has been biased toward reporting bad or negative news in its coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s nothing flashy about faithful intercessory prayer, but God notices. Here's how to say, “I’ll pray for you,” and mean it.