Advent isn’t a time for feeling “Christmassy”. Yes, Advent is a time of anticipation for Christmas, but not for sleigh bells, snow and presents – it’s anticipation for the birth of the King.
The Great War brought the reality of modern conflict into the lives of a whole society. This blog collects some specifically Catholic experiences and responses.
In 1940, in the midst of the Second World War, an anonymous chaplain authored "At the Front: thoughts and prayers for the fighting forces". Here is an extract from these thoughts and prayers, containing four key points for Catholic soldiers, which many of us may still find helpful today.
What happens when we die? How can a loving God allow souls to go to hell? What is purgatory? Find out answers to common questions about Catholic Church teaching on death and eternal life in this blog.
Pope St John Paul II referred to the genius of women and awaited the time when that would be manifested in society. Reflecting on that, this blog explores the woman's unique call and ability to love.
Pope Francis’s third encyclical is inspired by the life and example of St Francis of Assisi, his love for the poorest and his openness to all, and was completed during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Discover the key quotes you need to know in this blog.