Read Pope Francis' first homily of 2021, delivered in St. Peter's Basilica by Cardinal Pietro Parolin for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. more
Turning on the light | Word Alive
Fr. Raphael Ma, CR
January 1, 2021
Fr. Raphael Ma reflects on how discovering Jesus, the Light of the World, can set our lives on unexpected paths. A reflection for the Epiphany. more
God chose to enter into our world through a family. Why is this so important? And how should it inform the way we see our own families? more
We must all remain rooted in Christ, the source of our life. Catherine Clifford explores the theme for this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. more
Deacon Pedro shares four insights that he has learned about suffering from experiences in his own life. more
Family: Where love is born | Word Alive
Carlos Ferreira
December 25, 2020
On the feast of the Holy Family, Carlos Ferreira reflects on the meaning of family and what we have come to learn during the pandemic. more
Read the full text of Pope Francis' Christmas message "to the city and to the world" given on December 25, 2020, at the Vatican. more
Read the full text of the homily delivered by Pope Francis at Christmas Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on December 24, 2020. more
Renowned British composer, John Rutter, has written a new carol, the perfect Christmas gift for a COVID-weary world and a fitting tribute to St. Joseph. more
Read this beautiful Christmas reflection from Louisa Florentin on the quiet miracle of God's birth in a stable in Bethlehem. more