Does virtue require faith? If not, can an atheist be a virtuous person? For many Christians, it does not occur to us to ask this question, because some assume that the answer is an immediate “no.”

Published in YSN: Speaking Out

think I had a lot of unanswered questions before my trip to World Youth Day. But God answered questions I didn’t even know I had. 

Published in World Youth Day 2019
VATICAN CITY – A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be willing to risk everything for them out of love, Pope Francis said in his morning homily.
Published in Reflections
VATICAN – Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm the soul, Pope Francis said.
Published in Reflections

When the afternoon of May 12 comes, I will walk across the stage, robed in a graduation gown, ready to take on the world. 

Published in YSN: Speaking Out
VATICAN – If Catholic morality in the past seemed so obsessed with preventing sexual sin that it ignored sins of injustice, today "we have gone to the opposite extreme," seemingly concerned only with how people treat others, not with how they treat the gift of their bodies, the papal preacher said.
Published in Faith

There’s an axiom which says: Nothing feels better than virtue.

Published in Fr. Ron Rolheiser

A Jesuit from Las Vegas knows it can be hard to be virtuous in the marketplace, so he has created retreats for working people. 

Published in Canada