NCR Today: Any archeological find that purports to shed light on Jesus can generate a media frenzy, giving both believers and skeptics fresh evidence.
Liberty and equality are not enough for the well-being of a nation; there must also be a strong sense of brotherhood that is first developed and nurtured in the family, Pope Francis said.
Without seeing each other as brothers and sisters, a nation's citizens may distort these values, letting freedom and equality "be filled with individualism and conformity," he said at his general audience Wednesday.
The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, is now open to the public for the very first time.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the spot is within easy walking distance of the Christian Quarter and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where tradition holds Jesus was buried.
Discovered under an abandoned prison building that is part of the Tower of David Museum grounds, the trial site is one piece of a vast excavation undertaken by archaeologists from 1999 to 2000 but sealed off for the past 14 years largely because of lack of funding.
Change our lives so that we reach out, and then we will come to know the deep peace that Jesus has brought into our world, into our lives.
I think it's possible to be a little bit frustrated when we first hear the message from St. Paul this morning: "Rejoice! Again, I say rejoice!" See, be filled with joy. Most of us probably have discovered that being joyful isn't something you can suddenly be by sort of pushing a button. You know, if you're really discouraged and frustrated and upset and things are going badly, how do you suddenly be joyful?
Just Catholic: Was the nativity an entirely male affair? Why is all this testimony about the birth of a child, the birth of this Child, so devoid of women?
In the heart of Rome's high-end shopping district, sparkling with Christmas lights and shiny baubles in the windows of famous designers, Pope Francis prayed that people would spend time in silence and in service as they prepare to celebrate Jesus' birth.
Celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Pope Francis prayed for Mary's intercession so that, "in us, your children, grace also will prevail over pride, and we can become merciful like our heavenly Father is merciful."
Simply Spirit: This is the season of the prophet Isaiah. Recently, I was delighted to learn that female prophets helped shaped this Isaiah tradition.
People find Jesus' sex life endlessly fascinating and plausible. Why is that? Here are five reasons.
Love is more about giving than receiving and is best expressed through action, not words, Pope Francis said.
God's love, in fact, can only be experienced by people willing to let go of their egos and humbly let God take the lead, allowing him take their hand like a loving father with his children, the pope said in his homily Friday.
Celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis focused his homily on the heart of Jesus and his immense love.