How I prepare for my own confession

Editor’s note: The Compass asked several priests about their experiences of the sacrament of reconciliation. During these weeks of Lent, we will share some of their reflections … Read More

Lent: When less is more

“Make the most of Lent. Get more out of Lent,” we are urged. During this time of the year we are often deluged with articles, comments and … Read More

My preparation to hear confessions

Editor’s note: The Compass asked several priests about their experiences of the sacrament of reconciliation: from their advice on how to prepare for confession, how they determine … Read More

The transformative power of stewardship

Consider this image of the seed and the soil from a stewardship perspective: We are the seeds who have been baptized and are professed followers of Jesus. … Read More

How I learned to love St. Valentine

Some people love Valentine’s Day. They decorate their houses, eat special Valentine’s candies and cakes and mail copious amounts of cards to their friends and family. Good … Read More

How people use the Bible online

One morning I received a call from my mother in Ireland. “Have you ever read any of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books?” she asked. I … Read More