New app promises to transform lives this Advent

This Advent, pray with the Ascension app, a new Bible and Catechism app from Catholic publisher Ascension. It features two podcasts by Father Mike Schmitz (produced by Ascension) along with the full text of the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic

Advent anticipation

Be ready for Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent! In Opening the Word, Catherine Cavadini reflects on familial longings. In the first reading, we learn the family of King David will be a “house” or a “dwelling place” for God. The

Jesus helps sinners by welcoming, not banishing them

Cardinal Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, gave the first of his 2023 Advent reflections to the pope and his aides Dec. 15, focusing on St. John the Baptist and the new evangelization. No Friday meditations were given the first two weeks

The ‘long game’ of Advent parenting

As Advent rapidly draws to a close, Catholic families are scrambling to prepare for Christmas while trying to maintain a spirit of solemn anticipation. Simcha Fisher shares her strategy for making Advent a season of anticipation rather than a month-long frenzy. Observing

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