From foster parents to God parents: How I made sense of losing Landen

When a foster parent gets handed a newborn baby straight from the hospital, you tend to get attached. I saw an adoption in our future,…

What do the dying regret the most? It’s not too late to change your life

Can you prepare for the death of a loved one? It’s difficult. But you can prepare for your own death by really living. “It is…

Why physician assisted suicide (PAS) is a failure of love & medicine

We need to support those who suffer, not stand by as their lives slip away.

Let’s leave selfies and selfishness behind us in 2017

I'm resolving to forgo selfies and take more pictures of other people in the new year. Will you join me?

Seeing children pray out loud in school changed me

Prayer, especially those said out loud together, is something that should never be pushed to the side, no matter how busy we are.

How my sister’s speed-marriage challenged my views on true love

When I found out my stepsister got engaged after only six weeks, I was shocked. 

Actor Andrew Garfield is adorable talking about his relationship with Jesus (VIDEO)

In Actors on Acting, the star of Silence and Hacksaw Ridge talks to Amy Adams about how he meditated on…

Why my family celebrates St. Nick instead of Santa

I decided I'd had enough of Santa after several years of watching Mr. Claus cheat Baby Jesus out of the Christmas Day limelight.

Why is confessing so hard for everyone?

A South Carolina priest recently confessed that he gets bored at confessional. I do, too. I've never liked going. But it teaches me something valuable every time.

10 mothers whose parenthood helped them become saints

Being a mom can have its challenging moments. Let these inspiring stories of mothers-turned-saints remind you that you're doing good work.

Why do we avert our eyes when people are in need?

"Forgive us for looking the other way," Pope Francis said to an audience of homeless people. I took his words to heart, and stopped ignoring people in need.

Baseball, All Saints’ Day, and the connection between the living & the dead

November first is All Saints' Day—and Day 6 of the World Series. Is it possible that fans both living and…

Being thankful for all of life’s unexpected gifts

It is almost as if God sent this child named Sophia (meaning wisdom) to teach each one of us a separate lesson. For me, the lesson has been profound. Sophia is teaching me how to live, as if for the first time.

The miraculous life of Gianna Masciantonio, a little girl kissed by the Pope

It's a miracle that she survived long enough to be born, and now the baby who has defied all the odds is turning two.

Called to World Youth Day: 5 testimonials of discovery & faith (VIDEO)

Our exclusive video follows five young men and women on an extraordinary journey.