"For the time being at least, it is safe to give God the total credit for all living things,---plants, shrubs ,trees. Insects, ants in their millions, animals on land, in the sea, in the air, and even human beings. "...

November is a time when we remember our dead in a special way. With death comes grief. Robert Czerny writes about what his family found that made their grief "a bit more stable, manageable."...

"There is this nagging question at the back of my head. What role does my religion, my faith have in my secular life? What does it even mean to be Catholic today? "...

"I believe there is a deep desire amongst young people to commit themselves to a cause often amidst a cultural context within which there is ingrained hopelessness despair and hedonism."...

"Watching for signs might be attributed to the Sacrament of Confirmation, when the Holy Spirit brings us that wisdom and understanding that will help us with discernment, if we pay attention and listen."...

"Incorporated into the Jesuit vow formula which is also the vow formula I professed as a young member of my own congregation is a particular focus which is of vital significance in the mission of both religious bodies. It is what we call the ‘care of youth’."...

"There are still many of us who strive to produce the kingdom’s fruit. Please, God, give us the very much-needed guidance to know how."...

" . . the church continues to prefer the burial of human remains. Still, the Church permits cremation as a valid option but argues against the scattering of ashes or keeping cremated remains at home."...

" Why should we strive for the Magis, the more, the greater? Out of duty? Because we owe it to mankind, to God, to those deserving? to those undeserving?  Is the Magis tied to success? Does it mean perfection? Where does it get us? Then what if we fail?"...

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