US Catholic Faith in Real Life

JustFaith in jail

By Laura Deavers |
Article Justice
Not all JustFaith groups meet in parish meeting rooms. One allows inmates to deepen their faith and serve their community behind bars. 

Eleven men sit in a circle on church pews that they have pulled close together in the cool and peacefully quiet chapel. They listen intently as soft-spoken members of the group discuss the plans for their day-long retreat.

A reading from the prophet Bonnie: An Advent essay

God’s messengers are often just as surprising as the words they bear.

By Father Ronald Raab, C.S.C. |
Article Your Faith

Advent always opens me up. Just when I think I am in control of my life and ministry, I am confronted by the challenges of a new liturgical year. The prophets get under my skin. The gospels splash my soul to surprise and awaken me.

Women and children first

By A U.S. Catholic interview |
Article Justice
From 1978 to 2006 Sharon Daly tried to convince politicians to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and heal the sick through legislation. Fighting bureaucracy, big business, and partisan politics for 28 years could frustrate some, but Daly loved lobbying on behalf of the poor, as she did for the Children's Defense Fund, the U.S. bishops' conference, and Catholic Charities USA.