• Teaching my children the Rosary

    by Jill Ragar Esfeld

    Every morning growing up I woke to the sound of my father chanting the Rosary in unison with a voice on a local radio station.In college, when my faith was challenged by the “born-again” Christian movement, I confronted him about prayer by rote… read more

  • Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?

    by Anthony Destefano

    All over the world right now, people are asking the question: Why doesn't God answer me when I cry out to Him? How can we reconcile the idea of a God who says, Ask and it shall be given to you" with the fact that this same God often refuses to grant … read more

  • Let your dreams drive your days

    by William J. Byron, S.J.

    St. Augustine, reflecting on what it means “to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life” (Psalms 23:6) noted, “There, the days do not come and go in succession, and the beginning of one day does not mean the end of another; all days… read more

  • Praying with our kids

    by Julie McCarty

    Autumn is a good time to inventory the prayer life of our children. Do we pray with our kids? How often? Why or why not? Prayer is more than an extracurricular activity. Just as nutritious food, sleep, and fresh air are essential for our children’s physical development… read more