Lent invites us to a deep generosity

Editor’s note: During Lent The Compass is offering a series, “Ways to Jump Start Your Faith.” Local columnists draw on their experiences to offer ways for everyday … Read More

I confess: The sacrament of reconciliation

We use the word confession lightly these days it seems. We “confess” to various eccentricities of our personalities such as “I have too many shoes” or “I … Read More

How NFP benefits your marriage

July 25, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the encyclical by Paul VI, “Humanae Vitae.” In this very important and instrumental encyclical, God’s plan for married love … Read More


Editor’s note: Catholic News Service offers guest commentary from around the Catholic press. The following editorial, from the Jan 19 issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald, newspaper … Read More

Fasting: A powerful form of prayer

Many of us have made a New Year’s resolution that has involved losing weight, eating less, exercising more and becoming more healthy. This is all fine and … Read More

Mary was immaculate, but her life was not

Nothing in our lives could ever be described as “immaculate.” Not our homes, not our marriages, and certainly not our families or friendships. While we might project … Read More

No gift can be greater than a prayer

It seems that every day someone asks me to pray for them or for their intention. I am always honored to be asked and I earnestly try … Read More