Ask Father Tom: Living the Dream

“Living the dream” might express deep satisfaction with achieving one’s goals in life, or it might be said ironically when life is marked with frustrations, obstacles and problems.

Give alms and financially fast this Lent

Lent is a time to meditate more deeply on the life of Christ, especially on his passion and crucifixion, and the church provides traditional Lenten practices that help us focus on our relationship with Christ.

Let God choose your Lent

As Catholics consider the Lenten question of sacrifice, it can sometimes feel a lot like a competition, a 40-day spiritual marathon with winners and losers.