Teens are usually disengaged at Mass not because they don’t care about God or don’t want to know Him but because no one has ever connected the dots between the ritual and the relationship. Altaration acknowledges “the elephant in the sanctuary” as Mark Hart calls it, encouraging and challenging teens to take another look – a deeper look – at the liturgy and all that heaven is doing here on earth through it.
Marcellino D’Ambrosio offers a reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: though God created marital intimacy and called it good, the essence of love is not romance but rather self-giving.
Lisa Hendey offers a healthy living checkin, lessons learned and a prayer and scripture verse to keep you company along your own journey to good spiritual and physical health.
Roxane Salonen shares her experience during the World Meeting of Families, observing that she stayed away from the mainstream news and focused on the beautiful gift of the worldwide gathering unfolding before her.
Guest author K.V. Turley shares the beautiful Chiara Corbella Petrillo. Learn why this amazing woman who chose life for her unborn child is being called a “modern day Saint Gianna”.
Kelly Wahlquist shares her personal experience of the World Meeting of Families and the opportunity to pray with and see Pope Francis.
“I thought I was being welcoming, but I was only being polite.” Mary Lou Rosien explores how to increase her fire to spread the Catholic Faith the way Pope Francis encourages us to.
From the press bridge atop Madison Square Garden, Karee Santos describes how Pope Francis energized and unified the faithful at the papal Mass on Friday, September 25.