The powerful promises hidden in the Our Father

Columnist David Mills unpacks two lines from the Our Father: “deliver us from evil,” and “thy kingdom come.” The Our Father has depths and depths, of course, but at the first level we can see something of God’s knowing our needs and

How faith assists us with mental health challenges

In the nation's capital -- where stress, anxiety and mental health challenges sometimes impact the lives and work of those in government service, in legal and other professions, and individuals and families -- St. Joseph Church on Capitol Hill hosted a "Come

Don’t wait for guidance on prayer; just do it

Elizabeth Scalia recently shared on social media that for Lent, and for the “Year of Prayer,” she was committing to memory a version of the Breastplate of St. Patrick. It is a powerful confession of belief that includes a rather comprehensive request

How to lead a contemplative revolution

In his book, “The Contemplative Hunger,” Father Donald Haggerty has a chapter that headlines a question: “A Contemplative Revolution?” Father Haggerty writes: “The evidence is strong today that a desire for silent prayer is being felt by more and more souls, a

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