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Katie Faley: Praying with Mary through the powerful tool of the rosary

"No matter what aspect of the faith we meditate upon while praying the rosary," writes Katie Faley, "we are assured that Mary is listening to our prayers and imploring the Father to shower us with His grace." (CNS/Reuters)

May is such a wonderful month, isn’t it? We finally get to see the May flowers that the April showers worked so hard to nourish, the world regains its color, and we get to celebrate our earthly mothers and our heavenly mother. There are so many ways to honor Mary — May crownings, the Memorare, […]

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Paul Moore: Lent brims and beckons with blossoming blessings (Part 2)

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore This column continues the theme from the March 13 edition of The Catholic Post on the many “roses of condolence” I have experienced in Lent, as spiritually challenging as the season’s “thorns of repentance” can be. I discussed how my feelings about Lent are inextricably tied to […]

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Paul Moore: Lent literally brims and beckons with blossoming blessings

Crocuses bloom near a sidewalk in Danville. (Photo courtesy Bruce Padan)

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore It’s more than just nice when the world starts to open up like a sunflower come spring. It’s wonder-full. That’s a big part of my excuse for finding it hard to think of Lent exclusively as a somber season. During late February or early March, there’s always […]

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